Study Abroad

Go Abroad with SBS

Ready to explore the world? Earn credit for your major while developing lifelong relationships with SBS faculty and fellow students.

Our UArizona faculty-led study abroad programs allow you to earn UA credit while gaining global perspectives and critical skills for today's workforce. Many programs also allow you to engage in independent research projects, service learning, and international internships.

Study abroad has been shown to advance your career prospects by increasing your cultural competency and adaptability, language proficiency, and global network building. A survey by NAFSA: Association of International Educators reveals that 97% of study abroad alumni found a job within 12 months of graduation, with 90% securing their first job within six months.

How to Apply

To get started, meet with your academic advisor and a study abroad coordinator.


General application deadline: February 25th

Program specific application deadlines:

  • Arizona Arabic Flagship: January 10th
  • AZ in Jordan & AZ in Turkey: March 25th
  • AZ in Israel: April 1st

SBS Faculty-Led Programs by Region

Central and South America

Photo of building in Cuba

Contemporary Cuba: Collective Visions

Offered: Summer

Develop your Spanish skills while studying the history, politics, and culture of Cuba. UA credit offered in Geography and Latin American Studies.

Study aborad students gathered around statue in Oaxaca

Cultures, Land and Politics in Oaxaca

Offered: Summer

Conduct research in social or environmental science under the supervision of knowledgeable and experienced local researchers in Oaxaca, while earning UA credit in Geography (undergrad/grad).

Study abroad students at lake in Guatemala

IDEAS Study Abroad in Guatemala

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Complete an internship in Guatemala while studying development, public health, human rights, and environmental politics. UA credit available in Latin American Studies and Spanish.

Photo of building in Bogata, Colombia

Security and Peacebuilding in Colombia

Offered: Summer

Contribute to lasting peace in Colombia while studying security and conflict resolution and completing an internship. UA credit is available in Latin American Studies, Political Science, or Anthropology.

Fortaleza Brazil beach sunset.

Arizona in Brazil

Offered: Summer

Advance your Portuguese language skills during this six week summer program in Fortaleza, a city off the north coast of Brazil. Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture by living with a local family and exploring this beautiful country through cultural excursions.


Gondola on canal between buildings in Italy

Arizona in Orvieto

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Choose from multiple subjects in this popular study abroad program just one hour from Rome. SBS-related credits are available in Archaeology, Communication, English, and Journalism.

Double decker bus on street in London

Literature and Culture in the UK

Offered: Summer

Explore the literature, history, and culture of England's capital, including plays, concerts, and performances by some of the most renowned theater companies and artists in the world. General education and English credit available.

Middle East and North Africa

Larger than life menorah in Israel

Arizona in Israel

Offered: Summer

Study international affairs, public policy, archeology, history, and religion with multiple excursions to sites in Israel. Gen ed and other credits available in Judaic Studies, History, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

Photo of historic site in Jordan

Arizona in Jordan

Offered: Summer

Study Arabic in the Jordanian capital of Amma with excursions to the Nabatean ruins of Petra, the Bedouin desert valley of Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and more.

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Arizona Arabic Flagship - Summer Intensive

Offered: Summer

Complete your Flagship requirements and become fluent in Arabic with this intensive program in Moracco.

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Arizona in Turkey

The Arizona in Turkey program is an eight-week summer program based in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish language courses are offered, including intermediate and advanced Turkish.