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Global Learning and Strategy

Global Learning and Strategy (GLAS) supports the university mission by increasing intercultural understanding, supporting diversity initiatives, and enhancing global connections. We do this by:

  • recruiting undergraduate students from around the world
  • supporting international students, faculty, and staff through programming, immigration advising, and advocacy
  • facilitating off-campus study experiences for students and faculty
  • supporting faculty in on-campus courses and partnerships
  • reducing international risk for the university
  • supporting students in applications for prestigious international scholarships


We work with partners around the world to facilitate intercultural understanding and research. Learn more about partnering with us.

International Risk Management

Risk management is one of the university's priorities and travel risk management is a focus for Global Learning and Strategy. The University of St. Thomas has processes in place to promote safe international travel when students, faculty, and staff travel abroad for university purposes.

Prestigious International Scholarship Support

GLAS and the Office of Academic Affairs support the Director of Prestigious International Scholarships at St. Thomas. The Director coordinates these prestigious grants and scholarships, which offer international opportunities for students in a wide array of fields of study.

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Support Our Mission

Support our mission to create a more global world by donating to GLAS. Support Study Abroad, International Students, or work with our Senior International Officer to identify a more targeted need.