Academic Resources

Center for International Programs

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The Center for International Programs (CIP) at Saint Joseph's University is responsible for both study abroad and international student services.

We are strongly committed to internationalization and globalization, both on our campus and elsewhere. Please read our Mission Statement on International Education. This site is intended to provide information for current Saint Joseph's University students as well as prospective students and individuals interested in our services.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.  We are located at 183 West City Avenue (between the Starbucks and the 7-11).  Please drop in to browse through our materials or to speak with our staff. For specific inquiries, please make an appointment in order for the staff to be able to devote the necessary time and attention to you.



In the event of a larger than anticipated applicant pool, the Center for International Programs may not be able to approve all study abroad applications.  Complete applications from eligible students will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.  For this reason, early applications are strongly advised.  

Students that apply for spring 2015 study abroad by the September 24th deadline, but are not approved due to space will be placed on a waitlist.  In the case of withdraws, priority will then be given to Saint Joseph's University students, students with no prior study abroad experience and students with exceptional, academic circumstances that may prevent them from studying abroad in a future semester.  Some examples include (but are not limited to) class standing and major. All other students not approved for spring 2015 will be given priority for fall 2015. Deferred applications will be approved pending an academic and disciplinary check during the spring semester.

Applications for spring 2015 will open in August through a new, online application portal.  Our office will send out a campus email about the online application when it opens. All SJU students will receive an e-mail with the link.  You will not be able to start an application before the online application opens.  If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.




  • Students, faculty, staff and administrators wishing to travel internationally should first review the University's International Travel Policy.  Questions or concerns about the new Policy can be directed to Kelly Horning, Assistant Director for Semester Abroad and Health & Safety at the Center for International Programs: