Veteran/military education benefits can be applied to most study abroad programs for veterans and/or their dependents. Work with the Office of Study Abroad and the Veteran’s Resource Center to learn about options and how your VA benefits can apply towards studying abroad.

Veterans who have been stationed overseas often find being a student abroad is a different experience, enriching in unique ways. Taking classes towards a major, conducting research, or completing an internship are all examples of how study abroad can offer a broader, international perspective on a major and/or career.


Begin the Process

  1. Meet with Debbie Shelito to review your VA benefit requirements.

  2. Review tips for choosing a program.

  3. Begin application online or meet with a study abroad advisor.
    • Semester/Year or Summer Programs:
      Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor.
    • J-Term Programs:
      Search and apply for programs online, following the process outlined here.

Veteran Resource Center
On campus resource center in MHC LL17.

Financial Aid
Information on military benefits for St Thomas undergraduate and graduate students.

Veterans Affairs Study Abroad Factsheet
Summary of process and requirements from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.