SPU Affiliated Study Abroad Programs
The following programs are sponsored by SPU or are universities or organizations that have a formal relationship with SPU. For specific information about each program, visit the links listed below or contact Brittany Carlson in the study abroad office.
SPU Faculty-led Programs
SPU faculty lead the wide variety of programs listed in the column to the left. Students travel with SPU faculty and students and take SPU courses abroad. Students apply to the study abroad office and once accepted, the study abroad office will facilitate course enrollment. Courses taken abroad will count toward SPU GPA and academic honors. Financial aid can include all forms of SPU, federal, and state aid. Program fees will be billed to your student account.
Before you apply, contact Student Financial Services to find out how much of your financial aid package is eligible for the program that interests you.
SPU Partner Programs
1) The University of Kent in Canterbury England is a program in which students directly enroll and attend classes with students from all over the world. Students apply through the SPU study abroad office and tuition and fees are paid to SPU. Financial aid includes state, federal and a prorated portion of SPU grants and scholarships. The study abroad office will facilitate enrollment in classes and credits will be transferred on an official transcript from the host university provided students receive regular grades (not pass/fail) and earn a C (2.0) or better in each course. Students will receive 24 credits through this program.
2) BestSemester.com programs through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) are designed for students from CCCU member institutions. Students enroll in courses through SPU and the courses will appear on the SPU transcript with grades counting toward SPU GPA and academic honors. Financial aid includes all forms of SPU aid and federal and state aid. SPU sets the cost of these programs and tuition that includes the registered SPU credits, typically 24, plus other CCCU program costs. The Study Programs section of the SPU Undergraduate Catalog identifies which SPU professors coordinate the various Best Semester programs. Contact the designated professors for specific course information about each program.
3) SPU has several Visitor/Transfer Programs which allow students to enroll for a quarter or semester as a visiting student at another institution or through a Christian College Consortium program. Credits will transfer to SPU on an official transcript from the host institution. A list of programs can be found in our current catalog and on the Christian College Consortium website. Student costs are paid to SPU. Financial aid for these programs includes federal and state aid (except work study), as well as limited SPU institutional aid. Contact Ingrid Steele in Student Academic Services at 206-281-2578 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to apply for a CCC visitor program. For FIT and FIDM programs, contact your faculty advisor in Family and Consumer Sciences.
The above programs, policies, and procedures may change without notice. Check with Brittany Carlson in the study abroad office for more information.