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Fairfield University students must select a study abroad program from the list of approved programs. In addition to our Fairfield study abroad centers in Aix-en-Provence, Brisbane, Florence, Galway, London, Madrid, Sydney and our specialized program in Barcelona, Fairfield students may choose from a list of over 80 different study abroad programs in five continents. There are options for all majors and minors. Our Study Abroad Office works hard a creating program pathways that enhance your major course of study.

Steps to Study Abroad

  • Attend a First Steps session (required)
  • Explore options by attending the Study Abroad Fair, speaking with your academic advisor and researching approved program options.
  • Apply! (See website for deadlines)
  • Upon approval accepted students must attend a Next Steps meeting
  • Meet with academic advisor again to discuss courses
  • Attend pre-departure meeting (required)

Students should research the specific deadlines associated with the term and the program type that they are interested in pursuing.  

Students should research the specific deadlines associated with the term and the program type that they are interested in pursuing.  



With programs in more than 40 countries, it’s easy to see why more than 45% of Fairfield students study abroad! With proper planning, every student, regardless of major, has the opportunity to study abroad. Our students have studied nursing in Ireland, business in France and biology in Peru. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

View the complete list of approved programs here.

Summer Programs

Summer is a great time to study abroad! Whether you are an athlete who cannot travel during the semester, a homebody unsure about being abroad for a long period of time or just looking to pick up some credits while having an amazing international experience, summer can be the perfect time to study abroad! Fairfield offers a variety of programs in over twenty locations and across a variety of academic disciplines so you are certain to find something perfect for you.

View the complete list of approved programs here. 

Faculty Led Programs

Faculty Led Programs are an opportunity to bring the classroom to you beyond the campus borders! What’s better for learning about Italian Art than going to where it all began, in Florence? Or, learning History of Russia in the international city of St. Petersburg for 10 days in May? Faculty Led opportunities increase students’ cultural understanding and support the Jesuit mission “to promote a sense of social responsibility, and making sure all students embrace and develop their full creative, intellectual potential.”

Faculty Led Programs can enhance your curriculum, fit into your busy schedule, work for your budget, and meet your academic needs. Program costs include tuition, housing, academic excursions, some meals and on-site transportation.

Transform Your Life by Learning Abroad.

  • Faculty Led programs can be available to all  freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution with a grade point average of a least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Any requirements or prerequisites specific to the course will be listed in the online brochure.
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required. Deadlines are provided.
  • Students must complete all application and material submissions by the deadlines posted in the StudioAbroad Program Page. See link below for current programs.

View the complete list of approved programs here.

Policies and Procedures

Study abroad is intended to build upon and enhance students’ educational experiences. For this reason, program choices will be carefully reviewed with each student to ensure a good fit between academics and destination.


Students studying abroad are often eligible for alternative scholarships and are encouraged to use these resources to reduce their financial burden. Some scholarships can be used to pay parts of tuition while others can be put toward flights or living expenses.

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