|About||Welcome! The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) offers a variety of study abroad opportunities for SHU and visiting students around the world.|
The mission of the Office of Global Affairs is to provide a diverse range of academically-based international experiences in support of students’ personal, educational and professional growth based on the Catholic intellectual tradition. The OGA will uphold these standards by:
--Identifying, developing, nurturing and reviewing diverse and academically-based international programs, both faculty-led and affiliation agreements with a commitment to quality, safety, affordability and accessibility
--Appropriately advising students to maximize the study abroad experience—before, during and after the term abroad
--Developing and upholding policies and procedures which minimize risks and promote excellence
--Advocating and collaborating on a multidisciplinary level to convey the importance of study abroad and the integration of curriculum
--Increasing awareness of and support services for campus internationalization to further advance Sacred Heart University.
There is no better way to learn about yourself, expand your worldview, acquire marketable skills, and develop the habits of mind, heart, and spirit that will prepare you to engage purposefully in a global world.
Expand your college experience through a program that's right for you.
• We offer more than 100 programs in over 30 countries.
• Spend a semester, a year, a month, or two weeks abroad earning academic credit and gaining the kind of knowledge only a study abroad experience can provide.
• Courses completed on a SHU study abroad program may fulfill general education, elective, or major/minor credits, enabling you, no matter your academic plan, to study abroad and graduate according to your schedule.
Planning plays a big part in making a study abroad experience successful. We encourage you to participate in our informational events, browse our website, and visit our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. We are passionate about providing you with seasoned, supportive advising and helping you find program that matches your needs.