Why Study Abroad?
You’ll be able to live in a new city, country and culture, make new friends, try new foods and travel to places you may only have seen in pictures.
You can study abroad at any point during your four-years at St. Thomas (including first year!) and you can fulfill core requirements or take courses that count towards your major or minor.
Whether you’re an athlete, first generation college student, STEM major, or just someone who wants to journey beyond the arches, there is a study abroad program for you.
Study Abroad is Affordable
Graduate on Time
Global Knowledge and Increased Employment
Studying abroad is an investment that can increase your intercultural skills in an increasingly global world and set you apart from other job candidates.
Part of the Tommie Experience
In the Alumni Attitude Study, study abroad is often the cited by alumni as their most impactful experience while at St. Thomas.
Debunking Study Abroad Myths
When it comes to studying abroad, there are a few common myths. Watch this video to learn why you should study abroad.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. We offer a wide range of programs in English-language countries and there are also many English-language programs in non-English speaking countries. St. Thomas requires that you take at least one course in the language of your host country if that language is not English.
This will depend on the immigration regulations in your host country. Most countries do not allow students to work while studying abroad.
If you are interested in completing an internship for credit, see our internship guide for more information. Advisors can assist in finding programs that include internship experience!
For an international program, a valid passport is required. Please visit travel.state.gov to begin your application.
If you already have a passport, please review the expiration date. There must be six months of eligibility after your return date for your passport to be valid. To renew your passport, visit: travel.state.gov.
An immigration visa may also be required for your program. Please read all pre-departure emails thoroughly for more information.
- Visit our How to Apply page
- Find the program you’re interested in!
- Follow the steps listed!
If you are ever unsure, call our office. We're happy to help guide you through the process!