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.
Every part of your experience is important and will be unique. Tell us about yourself and your goals and we will make sure you select the right location, classes, and activities to help you thrive. You will live in a new culture, speak and dream in a foreign language, and learn from a new education system. Phenomenal stories and photos, new friends and enhanced language skills are only part of the picture. The true beauty of study abroad is the personal growth and resiliency you will gain as you meet the challenges and wonders, big and small, that are part of living in a different culture. Are you ready for it?
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 that are responsive to a changing world. Our expertise is strengthened by the expertise of those we work with and through pursuit of our mutual goals. As our network continues to grow we specifically seek out meaningful connections. We look forward to building our relationship with you.
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. We encourage you to explore and push your boundaries. You grow by doing so, and we grow through your feedback.
At Stetson, we’ve used SRAS to arrange all of our student study abroad trips for the past five or six years. During that time we’ve sent dozens of students on summer- and semester-long programs in Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Irkutsk. In every interaction I’ve had with them, SRAS has been prompt, reliable, knowledgable, courteous and quick to lend a hand when needed.
Professor and Director, SPREESStetson University
Just yesterday my student successfully defended her honors thesis on environmentalism around Lake Baikal, a project that would not have been possible without the fieldwork that she conducted on her SRAS study abroad program in Irkutsk. I hope to see more such projects in the future and will keep directing students to SRAS programs!
Visiting Assistant ProfessorMacalester College