International & Off-Campus Programs

Study Abroad Programs (SABD)

The University of St. Thomas encourages students to incorporate intercultural experiences into their degree plans. Study Abroad staff guide students of all majors through the process of choosing and applying for a program that will advance their academic and personal goals. Visit the Study Abroad web site for current program options, application deadlines, scholarships and health and safety information:

Students should discuss their financial aid eligibility with a Study Abroad Advisor and their Financial Aid counselor in the Financial Aid Offices.

Semester, Year-Long and Short-term Programs

Rome Empower Semester

All majors may study in Rome during this fall program and take core curriculum courses including Fine Arts, Social Analysis, Literature and Writing, Historical Studies, Moral and Philosophical Reasoning and Faith and Catholic Tradition. Students live at the St Thomas Bernardi Residence. 

London Business Semester

Business majors and minors study abroad during this annual fall semester program in London. Students take regular St. Thomas business and liberal arts courses, as well as complete the Business 200 Community Service requirement. 

Shanghai Business Semester

Students take business, allied and core requirements, and gain professional experience while interning at a multinational corporation, Chinese company, or international nonprofit in Shanghai.

Catholic Studies in Rome

Catholic Studies majors and minors may study Catholic social thought, theology, and social justice, as well as introductory Italian language. Program takes place each spring; students live at the St Thomas Bernardi Residence.

Other Approved Programs and Exchanges

Semester and Year-Long opportunities are also available through other approved program partnersand a number of universities with which St. Thomas partners. Check with the Office of Study Abroad for exchange opportunities.

January and Summer Programs

The University of St. Thomas offers a number of two- to six-week, faculty-directed programs during January and summer terms. January Term programs are offered by the University of St. Thomas, co-sponsored programs and UMAIE, a seven-member consortium of schools in the Midwest.

St Thomas sponsored January Term courses are announced in February; summer courses are announced in September. Topics and locations vary each year.

Participation Requirements for Study Abroad

Academics and Conduct
Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a study abroad or off-campus program while on academic or conduct probation. Semester and academic year programs require at least a 2.5 GPA, while short-term programs require a 2.0 GPA.

Language Requirement
The overseas study program must include study of the native language in non-English-speaking countries.

Students must submit study abroad applications by October 1 for January Term and spring semester participation, and by March 15 for summer, fall semester or year-long programs. See deadlines above for St Thomas semester programs.