Discover a world of opportunity
St. Thomas opens a world of opportunity when you study abroad. With over 300 different program options in more than 50 countries, there are endless opportunities to make your study abroad experience your own.
Whether you participate in one of our many J-Term programs, spend a semester with St. Thomas faculty in London or Rome, or study in one of our other affiliate programs, you’ll build career potential by gaining new perspectives in history, language and culture.
J-Term Open House
Save the date for the J-Term Open House! Join us on March 19th from 11:30 – 1:30 in the Anderson Student Center to learn about the many J-Term study abroad opportunities that await! Meet the 2025 J-Term Program Directors, affiliate partners, and Office of Study Abroad staff to find the perfect program for you!
Why Study Abroad?
With programs available for every St. Thomas major and semester abroad costs comparable to studying on campus, study abroad is for everyone. Take courses to develop hard skills towards your future career and learn how to view the world from a global perspective.
How to Study Abroad
From choosing a program to, early planning, and fulfilling degree requirements, there is a lot to consider as you plan to study abroad. Our office is ready to help you prepare to explore the world and take advantage of the global learning opportunities St. Thomas has to offer.
To ensure that you can find a program that fits both your academic and personal goals, we offer a wide range of program models. On all programs, credits will transfer to St. Thomas and financial aid may be applicable.
Costs and Aid
The cost of studying abroad for a semester is comparable to the cost of studying on campus and most students are able to use their scholarships, grants and loans to help cover the costs of tuition and housing for any semester study abroad program.
The Office of Study Abroad manages a portfolio of scholarships for those students participating in university-approved off-campus programs. All students are encouraged to apply, even if their approval for a program is not yet confirmed.
Health and Safety
Your personal safety is very important to our staff. We continually assess risk associated with local and global health, safety, and security for all University-approved study abroad programs and ensure that all programs meet Forum on Education Abroad standards.
Diversity and Identity
St. Thomas strives to holistically support all students as they study abroad. Aspects of personal identity, such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, disability or religion may be perceived differently in a new cultural context.
Study Abroad Policies
St. Thomas Study Abroad student policies and procedures contain valuable information about academic eligibility, policies for participation, registration, financial aid matters, and pre-departure and return considerations.
All students, regardless of program, must follow the same policies for participation in off-campus study.
Anna Puhek ’23
“There’s so many cultural norms that you just take for granted. Living in Minnesota my whole life, but getting to go to England, getting to go to Italy and travel around there, it really shows you different ways of life and how things that you like aren't always the same everywhere else.”