Stephen F. Austin State University

Prospective Students

The Office of International Programs (OIP) serves students and faculty in providing information about study abroad, in encouraging and facilitating organization of faculty-led study abroad programs and in coordinating exchanges for students and faculty.

Why Study Abroad? Incorporating an international experience into your curriculum is a great way to take what you learn at SFA to a new level. Study Abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity whose benefits go far beyond academic learning. Study Abroad will provide you a chance to explore first-hand the language, history, and people of another land and, in the process, you will become more self-reliant, empathetic, and sensitive to other cultures and you will gain a competitive edge in the employment marketplace.

As an SFA student studying abroad, you have three different types of programs from which you can choose. While each is slightly different, they will all offer you a great experience abroad; for more information, please visit the FIND A PROGRAM section from the menu on the left. The PROSPECTIVE STUDENT section will introduce you to the study abroad guidelines and procedures. It is important that you review this section before applying to any program. Please contact us if you have any questions. Whether you want to spend two weeks or two semesters abroad, we are here to help you make study abroad a part of your SFA experience!


Attention Business Students! The Nelson Rushe College of Business has exchange agreements with two excellent institutions which offer business courses in English: La Rochelle Business School in France and MCI Managment Center Innsbruck in Austria. For information, please contact Ms. Lone Wittliff,

ISEP candidates! Please remember your application deadlines: February 1st for the Fall semester abroad and September 1st for the Spring semester.