Understanding and integrating global knowledge, perspectives, and intercultural competencies is essential to living, working, and serving the modern world. St. Thomas prepares students and staff to thrive in a global environment. By supporting international students, offering programming, immigration advising, and advocacy; facilitating off-campus study experiences for students and faculty, and so much more.
St. Thomas opens a world of opportunity when you study abroad. Whether you participate in one of our many J-Term programs, spend a semester with St. Thomas faculty in London or Rome, or study with one of our 300 affiliate partners, studying abroad is a big part of college for many Tommies.
Office of International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides comprehensive immigration and support services to international students and visiting scholars, faculty, and staff while supporting them in pursuit of their educational, personal, and professional goals.
St. Thomas is home to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 75 countries around the world and a vibrant community of diverse students looking to make a positive impact on the world.
English Language Services
Still learning English? You can study at the ELS Center at St. Thomas before you begin as a student here. Learn about concurrent ELS and St. Thomas enrollment.
Comprehensive Internationalization for Global Perspectives
In a globalized world, employers want culturally competent workers who can appreciate and navigate diverse viewpoints and have the ability to communicate effectively. These courses are designed to introduce students to the opportunities and challenges of living in a globalized world.
St. Thomas’ Global Reach
From participating in the development of a Catholic Studies Program at Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, to a year-long German engineering program, our international partnerships create connections all over the globe.
Prestigious International Scholarship Support
Prestigious scholarships and grants, such as the Fulbright Program, offer international opportunities for students of high academic achievement. The University of St. Thomas supports current students and alumni as they compete for these scholarship opportunities.
Global Perspectives Courses
Innovative Global Courses
Theology 100 in Rome
Introduction to Art History in London
Our Campus in Rome, Italy
Located in the Prati neighborhood, our Bernardi campus in Rome, Italy provides housing to St. Thomas students and others participating in academic and summer programs.
When you aren't studying, you have the chance to travel throughout Rome and Vatican City
International News from St. Thomas
Ana Del Rivero, a junior originally from Cancun, Mexico, feels right at home with two St. Thomas organizations: HOLA! and OISS. Since the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement as well as the Office of International Students and Scholars helped her early on, she readily volunteers her time with each. “It was crazy that a… The post Ana Del Rivero: A Global Citizen in the Making appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
August 14, 2023
Although her friends call her “sunshine in a human form,” the transition from Vietnam to the U.S. hasn’t always been smooth for Nguyen “Lucky” Phan ’24. Her life in Da Nang, a coastal city, included scuba diving, canoeing and swimming in the Pacific Ocean; relaxing on the beaches; taking in the view of the mountains;… The post From Vietnam to Minnesota: Lucky Phan’s Journey to Success appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
July 26, 2023
When most people imagine a cutting-edge scientific laboratory, donkeys, wine and vines rarely make an appearance. But for University of St. Thomas student and biochemistry major Clara Lucero ’24, that was exactly the kind of laboratory she embraced this summer. Instead of a long parade of beakers and microscopes, this laboratory featured plenty of fresh… The post Italian Vineyard Serves as Tommie Science Lab appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
July 17, 2023
This past J-Term, eight University of St. Thomas Church and Culture study abroad program participants witnessed the poverty that exists in Mexico. The Saint John Vianney College seminarians participated alongside SJV priest formator Father Joseph Kuharski. Led by Dr. Michael Naughton, director of the Center for Catholic Studies and Nancy Sannerud, program manager of the… The post Seminarians Encounter Ministry in Mexico City appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
June 26, 2023
Surrounded by gorgeous Vietnamese silk and shielded from the hustle and bustle of Da Nang, Vietnam, Amanda Hager discovered her day was shaping up to be a particularly memorable one. After years on the road, Hager is used to each day being different – very different. But this day was proving especially remarkable as she… The post Online Exclusive: Life on the Road as an International Admissions Counselor appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Global Learning and Strategy
Global Learning and Strategy (GLAS) is the office at St. Thomas encompassing most everything international. From recruiting undergraduates from around the world to facilitating off-campus study experiences for students and faculty, GLAS supports the university mission by increasing intercultural understanding, supporting diversity initiatives, and enhancing global connections.