Other Approved January-Term Programs

We partner with a number of approved study abroad providers in order to offer an exceptionally wide range of options – there is truly an opportunity for every major. Other approved programs have been thoroughly reviewed by the University to ensure academic rigor, excellent onsite support, and high standards for health and safety.

Application Process 

1. Attend a group advising session for Other Approved J-Term Programs (required): learn about the application process, credit transfer, logistics and eligibility. Advising and application opens April 15th. 

2. Select a program and notify advisor of program selection (if you did not do so during advising session). An online St. Thomas Study Abroad application will be created for you. 

3. Complete St. Thomas Study Abroad application. 

4. Complete Other Approved Program application via approved organization website. 

5. Final application deadline: October 1, or the approved program organization deadline, whichever is earlier. 

6. Students must be approved to study abroad by both St. Thomas and the approved organization. 

The priority application period does not apply to Other Approved J-Term Programs, and students are not required to submit a deposit to St. Thomas on application. Deposits are paid directly to the organization. 

Advising sessions for Other Approved Programs - J-Term 2019 Attendance required in order to apply; RSVP not needed. All sessions are in MHC 202 unless noted.

Thursday, April 18

12-1pm (MHC 212)

Wednesday, May 1

2-3pm (MHC 212)

Thursday, May 2

12-1pm (MHC 212)

Monday, May 6

2-3pm (MHC 212)

Thursday, May 9

12-1pm (MHC 212)

Monday, May 13

10-11am (MHC 212)

Students applying to a St. Thomas or UMAIE-sponsored program are not required to attend an advising session or meet with an advisor.

Course Approvals 

Many other approved January term programs have been approved by academic departments to fulfill course requirements. To view these options, search the Course Approval Database and filter by short-term. 


Explanation of Fees

Off-Campus Study Fee

All students who study off-campus during January Term will be charged a $275 Off-Campus Study Fee. The fee, along with the program fee, will be reflected on your student account prior to your program. This fee supports the administration on the University of St. Thomas campus of the program in which you will be participating off-campus.

Program Cost

The approved organization will bill St. Thomas for program costs. Students will be charged either the current on-campus rate for three credits or the program's tuition, whichever is higher, plus room/board/program fees as determined by the program provider. Balance is due following the normal on campus billing calendar.

Visit stthomas.edu/businessoffice for dates. Application fees and confirming deposits must be paid directly to the approved organization; these fees cannot be posted to student accounts.

Cancellation Policy

Other Approved Programs 

1. Cancel through your program by contacting the approved program organization directly.

2. Cancel through St. Thomas Study Abroad by e-mailing studyabroad@stthomas.edu from your St. Thomas e-mail account.

3. You are subject to the cancellation policies of both the approved organization and St. Thomas Study Abroad.

Other Approved Program Cancellation Policy

View your approved program organization’s website and/or contact the approved program organization directly.

St. Thomas Study Abroad Cancellation Policy

You will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent of the Off-Campus Study Fee ($275) if you advise St. Thomas you are not participating in the program after the following dates:

December 1 for January Term and Spring programs

May 1 for Summer programs

August 1 for Fall programs