Our Mission 

Increase faculty-led study abroad and international educational experiences among students and faculty across the United States while connecting the world through meaningful, sustainable and educational travel.

Since 2009, Study Abroad Association has been committed to customizing the most in-depth and affordable faculty-led study abroad and service-learning programs. With local on-ground operations in 25 countries around the globe, we are able to provide unbeatable pricing, unique, authentic local experiences and excellent on-ground support in each location. We are currently working with over 150 Colleges and Universities across the United States assisting them in achieving their faculty-led study abroad goals.

With international study abroad programs starting as low as $1,500 (including airfare) we have made study abroad available to a larger population. All SAA faculty-led programs are 100% Customized and revolve around our core values of education, authenticity, affordability, sustainability, and safety. Each program is customized to achieve the professor’s goals and bring the course to life. It’s your trip, your way, 100%.

Join a new generation of faculty-led study abroad and let’s get more students experiencing the world!

OUR PARTNER INSTITUTIONS WHO TRUST SAA

Our Process

Initial conversation with faculty to understand needs, wishes, and goals for the program.

Program promotion, Pre-departure Orientation Meeting and Assistance.

24/7 Assistance during the program on-ground and in the United States

Itinerary suggestions and tailoring of program based on faculty’s request.

Allocated Account Manager to fully assist prior, during and after the program.

Incorporation of meaningful service-learning projects.

Fine tune program until perfected.

Assistance with all necessary logistics (airfare, insurance, on-ground, etc.)

Post-trip evaluations, surveys, and plans for the next program.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE SAYING

  • Christian is extremely pleasant to work with and has always been more than willing to customize the itinerary to suit our needs. He understands that our students typically don't have a lot of means to travel, and he works hard to find budget options for lodging and transportation so that the overall trip cost is kept as low as possible. I recommend student travel with Study Abroad Association.

    Professor Abra Figueroa OCCC Costa Rica Study Abroad 2013
  • Choosing to travel with the Study Abroad Association has been a great decision. Since working with this organization, enrollment in our Study Abroad program has increased substantially. Students enjoy the “feet on the ground” approach, which improves cultural immersion and understanding. Prompt communication, steadfast preparedness, and unlimited enthusiasm make me confident in this company.

    Brenda Gabioud Brown, Ph.D. Professor of English University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
  • The trip was wildly successful. It exceeded my expectations, and, based on my students' journals, it far exceeded their expectations. The private rooms were better than four-star rooms in London and Paris. The students loved hostel life, meeting and hanging out with other college students from all over the world.

    Professor Christian Morgan SSC Central Europe Study Abroad 2013
  • Outstanding tours at the lowest prices in the industry. Our institution has worked with the Study Abroad Association on five study tours to locations as diverse as China, Central Europe, and Costa Rica. Most recently we traveled to Amsterdam. SAA worked with us to build an itinerary that was both educational and a ton of fun. The local guides far exceeded our expectations. Brad Schatzel - Chair Global Studies Committee Seminole State College.

    Brad Schatzel Seminole State College - Chair of Global Study
  • Christian and his team are great to work with and really take care of my students and I on our study abroad trips each year. They are both flexible and knowledgeable when it comes to the best use of our money and time. I highly recommend the SAA for all your group travel needs.

    Mary Elizabeth Northern Oklahoma College - Biology Teacher
  • Christian and his excellent guides arranged an amazing and affordable adventure for our students. They treated us like family and were quick to accommodate any special needs and tried to make arrangements in a way that everyone got the best experiences out of our trip. Christian, Tito, and Ludrick's positive attitude and quick wit kept everyone upbeat and having fun. The guides' expertise was unmatched. I have studied abroad before and have never had such knowledgeable, friendly, and fun guides. I will definitely be using SAA for all our future trips. Thanks again for providing such an amazing experience for our students!

    Amber Carey-Jernigan Pensacola State College - Director of Study Abroad
  • This was my first trip as a professor taking students abroad. Christian and his team were magnificent. Everything was taken care of, accommodations were excellent, the guides were friendly. My students had an opportunity to earn college credit while abroad and Christian personalized our trip to meet those needs. I fully recommend the Study Abroad Association, and I can't wait to attend the next year.

    Cring Rosby Cory Rubel - Rose State College - Biology Professo
  • Our college's trip to Costa Rica was perfect! Tito and Ludrick were amazing. Great guys, super open to anything we wanted to do and very patient! They are incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of their nation, especially environmentally. We could not have asked for a better experience for our students (and ourselves!). We are already looking to book our college again with Christian, Tito, and Ludrick!

    Anthony Cornett Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, Health Sciences Professor

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