Returning to SIU

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Whether you are gone for two weeks or two semesters, there are a variety of ways you can use your experience and re-adjust to being back home. First, make sure that Study Abroad Programs has your up-to-date contact information. Second, please stop by our office to share your experience. We are always glad to hear from you.


Transcripts will be sent by your host university or program to SIU Study Abroad Programs. We will contact you to verify that the information is accurate so it is critical that we have your current e-mail address. Once it is verified, or if we do not get a response, we will forward the information to the Registrar to be added to your transcript. SIU faculty-led programs and exchanges are considered as SIU credit; all others will be transfer credit.

Global Ambassadors

This is the study abroad alumni group. Come share with your peers and help interested students to go abroad, email for more details.

Peer Advisors/Study Abroad Fair

Your experience overseas is valuable to us and to prospective study abroad students. We invite you to participate in the Study Abroad Fair given each Fall semester and in presentations for specific programs.


The Fulbright program funds study, research and English teaching abroad as part of their overall goal of achieving mutual understanding among nations. You may apply as a graduating senior, a Masters pr Ph.D student. The SIU campus deadline is always late September. Please see the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for more details.

Work/Careers Abroad

See the Work Abroad section on our Resources page.