You’ve got to know your world before you can change it. That’s why the Suffolk student experience has a purposeful global spin.

Suffolk students become truly worldly thinkers–ones with insights that span cultures and time zones. This global awareness sparks creativity, innovation, and a deep empathy for their fellow humans. These are the skills they’ll draw upon as they solve tomorrow’s challenges and maximize tomorrow’s opportunities.

But they don’t just study the world. Our students experience it for themselves.

A group of Suffolk students studying abroad in Italy. A Suffolk student listens to a curator present at a museum in Israel.


We believe everyone should have the chance to study abroad and explore life beyond our borders. Suffolk students can take advantage our 50+ partner institutions across the globe. They also have the opportunity to travel with purpose on short-term study tours with faculty and staff.

Students gain new transnational perspectives just by joining our diverse campus community in Boston, too. We welcome students and faculty from all over the world. They’re excited to share their points of view with–and learn from–each other.

The world is waiting. Suffolk students have access to it all.

“The minute we touched ground in Spain, I was like, ‘I want to get started on this adventure.’ We were all in a new experience in a new environment that we were all just excited to be in together. We walked out of Madrid knowing each other.” 
Jocelyn De Paz Biology Major, Class of 2022

Opportunities at Suffolk

Find Yourself at Suffolk

Mini flags from countries around the world stand displayed on a city windowsill with an inflatable globe next to them.

The international advisors in our International Student Services Office (ISSO) serve as advocates to the University community and to help connect international students to resources around Suffolk. Stop by for assistance with immigration matters, as well as personal, social, and cultural adjustment during your time here at Suffolk University.

Studying Abroad

A Suffolk student looking over a balcony while studying abroad in Israel.

Suffolk students learn to think in new ways, adapt to new cultures, and increase their self-confidence at their choice of study abroad programs the world over. We offer study abroad opportunities with our 50+ partner universities in more than 30 countries. We make experiencing the world easier for our students—no matter their majors—and help them transition back to Boston seamlessly.

Traveling With Purpose

A group of Suffolk students are escorted through the Ben & Jerry's facility in Israel.

If students want to serve communities abroad, our short-term programs show them the world. Our Center for Community Engagement leads service trips during our winter and spring breaks, while students venture to Barbados with the Journey Leadership Program.

Our Global Community in Boston

Two Suffolk students from Asia dance in traditional dress during Suffolk's International Night.

Global insights abound at our campus – home of one of the country’s largest international student populations, plus faculty from all over the world – in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Boston. This fundamental component of the Suffolk experience intersects every aspect of a student’s journey.

“Everyone in the Global Gateway Program wanted to learn about a new country. It was a very ambitious, kind, great group of people fascinated with traveling and exploring. It really opened up this new world to me and made me want to make the most of my college experience.”
Nicolas Malm Broadcast Journalism Major, Class of 2022

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