- Soka University was the 1st liberal arts college in the United States to make study abroad mandatory when it opened in 2001. SUA’s first juniors went abroad in 2003.
- #1 Institutions by Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad - Baccalaureate Colleges, Institute of International Education (IIE), Open Doors Data 2013-2014.
- #1 (tie) in percentage of students studying abroad (US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”) ALL of our graduates have completed a full semester abroad. (Tied with Goucher College which began requiring 100% of its students to study abroad in 2006.)
- #1 (tie) in "10 Universities Where the Most Students Study Outside the US" (US News & World Report Short List)
- SUA’s required semester of study abroad is included in tuition, as is a new laptop computer for every entering freshman.
- Study Abroad experiences are one of the 1st things our alumni will tell you about their Soka education!