Short Term Programs

Learning about the World

USF offers you a number of opportunities to travel and study abroad as part of your regular academic program.  The various international programs have been designed to help you understand cultural differences in preparation for living and working in our multicultural country and to provide you with some of the tools necessary to shape a more humane and just world - the essence of a USF education.

In general, when you participate in these programs, credits count toward graduation.  Other than tuition charges, you are responsible for your personal expenses (travel, housing, meals, visas, supplemental health insurance, etc.).  In general, financial aid does not apply but you can obtain bank loans to help you defray costs.  These are truly unique learning opportunities that are available to you as a USF student.

USF's own short-term international programs are in general, open to all students (Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) and all credits count toward graduation.  Some of the programs require special applications and registration for a specific course.  All programs can only accommodate a limited number of students and priority is given to early applications.  To participate in these programs, start by reviewing the offerings below.

Summer Programs 

*Please check periodically for additional summer programs.

Arrupe Immersion Programs

Arrupe Immersion Programs provide students, faculty and staff short term opportunities to live, work, and reflect in economically marginalized communities domestically and internationally.

Learn more about the Arrupe Immersion Programs.


Once you have been accepted to a summer short term program, you must complete and submit a series of pre-departure documents.

The University of San Francisco reserves the right to add, amend, or cancel any of its programs, regulations, rules, policies, and procedures, in whole or in part, at such time as it may choose and for any reason.  None shall be construed as, operate as, or have the effect of an abridgment or limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the University of San Francisco.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication.  Students are advised, however, that such information is subject to change without notice, and that they should consult with the university for current information.

Contact Info

Center for Global Education

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Lone Mountain Main
Room 340 (LMM 340)
2800 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Center for Global Education
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, LM 340
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6848