SRAS has been a leader in innovative study abroad programming for over 20 years. We work closely with local institutions to integrate cultural programming and experiential learning with a strong educational base.
We work with more than 400 participants a year, as individuals or in groups. All of our staff has experience abroad and we add to our knowledge with every semester. We enjoy and believe in what we do. It’s not just a job for us – it’s an opportunity for ongoing discovery, creativity, and shared possibility.
We care about every part of your experience and making it unique. We work to understand your goals and guide you in selecting the right location, classes, and activities, and to encourage authentic and meaningful interactions. We want you to come away with more than credit hours, good memories, and souvenirs – we want you to gain a better understanding of your host country and to return home with new perspectives and possibilities.
SRAS partners with reputable, professional organizations abroad to bring you the best possible experience. These include leading educational institutions in our region, travel service providers, and a network of other private companies and NGOs. We select our partners carefully and have great respect for what each brings to the table. We also partner with many American universities in developing custom programs. Our expertise is strengthened by the expertise of those we work with and through pursuit of our mutual goals. We continue to broaden our network with meaningful connections.
We take the “study” in study abroad seriously. At the core of our programs is a rigorous academic component that is supplemented with relevant projects and experiential learning activities outside of the classroom. The result is a high-quality, well-rounded academic experience.
From program selection and design to logistics and maximizing your in-country experience, we are with you. We take a personalized and balanced approach to supporting individuals and groups. We listen to your specific needs and give you the tools to navigate the nuances of new places and cultures. No matter where you are in the world, your health and safety always come first.
The world is changing and we take note. We pride ourselves on being flexible and responsive to changing interests and needs. We understand that we learn through trial and error. As an organization, we are nimble and passionate – eager to take on challenging locations and new approaches.
Your growth fuels ours. We offer our participants opportunities to publish work, develop resources, and inform the direction of our programs. By exploring outside your comfort zone and pushing the boundaries, you help us expand ours.