Semester and Year-Long Programs

St. Lawrence University supports more than 25 off-campus programs in 20 countries that allow students to enrich their majors, expand their world, gain cross-cultural perspectives and skills, and prepare to be responsible global citizens. 

Apply by February 1st, 2025 to study off-campus in Fall 2025 and Spring 2026, and Academic Year 2025-2026. 

Before starting an application be sure to review our Policies and Procedures

Apply via the program pages below. Curious about what courses are offered on each program? Explore our archives of pre-approved courses on the Registrar's website.

Please note that the number of students attending off-campus programs may be limited and admission is highly competitive. Preference is given to qualified juniors and seniors.

St. Lawrence Signature Programs

St. Lawrence University operates six of its own signature semester/year-long off-campus programs. Our programs foster deep cultural immersion, typically through homestays, language study, and course work before, during, and after the off-campus program. These well-established and highly regarded programs are closely integrated into our campus curriculum and supported by the faculty across the university. Signature programs also generally have the greatest enrollment capacity to accommodate larger groups of students.

Partner Programs

The University has partnered with other carefully selected programs in different regions. Some involve direct enrollment in foreign universities, and others are operated by U.S. colleges/universities or highly respected study abroad program providers. Partner program enrollment caps are listed on each individual page and are reviewed periodically by the institution. 

Students whose academic and area interests lie outside of the opportunities provided by St. Lawrence & St. Lawrence-partner programs may research non-affiliated programs on their own and may submit an application by the St. Lawrence University off-campus study application deadline, after meeting with the Director of Off-Campus Programs. For more information on applying to a non-SLU program, please see the Off-Campus Study Policies & Procedures page.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester: February 1 
  • Fall Semester: February 1  
  • Academic Year: February 1

NOTE: The off-campus study application process is competitive and space is limited on all programs.  All applications are reviewed by selection committees which weigh the applicant’s academic record; preparation and rationale for off-campus study; social/disciplinary history; and prior/future opportunities for off-campus study in college.  For further details about the application process, criteria, and policies, please review the Off-Campus Study Policies and Procedures.

Non-SLU Programs

If you are considering off-campus study programs that are not approved by St. Lawrence, you must meet with a CIIS advisor before beginning an application on Studio Abroad. You must also carefully review the Off-Campus Study Policies and Procedures to understand the risks and responsibilities of participating in a non-SLU program, as well as the financial and credit implications of participation in a non-SLU program.