Study Abroad/Exchange

For students to study abroad they must:

  • Submit a completed Study Abroad Application.
  • Receive approval by the appropriate departments listed in the Study Abroad Application.


Saint Louis University students participating in fall/spring study abroad programs must enroll for the equivalent of a full-time course load while abroad. For summer programs, there is no minimum or maximum credit load required, unless otherwise specified by the host institution or program.

Students must complete a Study Aboard Enrollment Verification and have the appropriate coordinator at the host institution email the form directly to the Office of International Services at, by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: October 1*
  • Spring Semester: March 1*

Students participating in programs with a later start date are requested to contact the Office of International Services to make alternate arrangements.

Students must submit a revised Study Aboard Enrollment Verification if there are any changes to their registration. Any changes made to a student’s registration while abroad must be approved by the student’s academic advisor, mentor, department, and/or college representative.

The Study Aboard Enrollment Verification will be shared as proof of enrollment with the Office of Student Financial Service. Students who do not submit this form may be in jeopardy of losing their financial aid.

Course Transfer

The Study Aboard Enrollment Verification does not guarantee courses will transfer to Saint Louis University.

Students should keep copies of all course syllabi in case any further review of course content is necessary for approval in fulfilling degree requirements.

Upon completion of study abroad courses, students will forward, from the study abroad institution, no later than the first week of the following semester either

  1. A sealed official transcript, to the Office of International Services3694 West Pine Mall, Des Peres Hall, Room 102, St. Louis, MO 63108 or
  2. An official electronic transcript to

Grades for all courses while on SLU-approved exchange and study abroad programs will appear on a student’s Saint Louis University transcript and factor into a student’s grade point average (GPA).

Semester/Academic Year Eligibility

Saint Louis University students may be eligible to study abroad for a semester or academic year during their sophomore or junior year. Students transferring to SLU or participating in Pathway programs must complete one semester of full academic coursework within their degree program at SLU before they may be eligible to participate in a semester study abroad program and may be eligible to initiate a study abroad application within their first semester of full academic courses. Exceptions may be considered on an individual basis.

All students must be in good academic standing. Students who have violated Saint Louis University’s Community Standards may not be eligible to participate in a Saint Louis University International Program.  

Each program may have additional eligibility requirements, which are listed on