Who Studies Abroad: All students at the School of International Studies are required to study abroad. For anyone interested in international afffairs, or who wants to be an international professional, there is no substitute for this experience of living and studying in another country.
SIS Philosophy: We want to match your personal and career interests with the right location and the right sort of study abroad experience. This is why we now offer you more than 100 program sites in more than 60 countries.
Why Go: Our students tell us that living abroad is the most valuable personal, educational, and professional experience they could have had. It is a voyage of self-discovery as well as professional preparation; an adventure on which it is not unusual to find your future career path. Many combine their academic study abroad with internships, making professional contacts along the way. For anyone interested in starting an international career, having lived abroad is indispensable.
Where To Get Started:The study abroad programs at Pacific are administered by the Office of International Program Services (IPS) in the Bechtel International Center. The study abroad advisor knows the options open to you, and the way the various study abroad programs fit with School of International Studies major requirements. You can meet "major" and "general education" requirements while studying abroad, and all units earned abroad count toward graduation.
Your faculty advisor in the School of International Studies will also be working with you and the IPS Staff to ensure that you make a selection most suitable to your own personal and educational goals. For more information, see Study Abroad Programs.