Explore & Learn Beyond The Classroom
The Office for Study Away is dedicated to providing learning experiences beyond the classroom. Our diverse programs, both international and domestic, give students an exciting way of completing credits and/or offering service.
Study Away will introduce you to a new culture and a new way of life. You will learn to recognize and appreciate how culture determines values and behaviors. Study Away will help you develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide.
Upcoming Programs & Events
"Living in Ambialet opened my eyes and mind to a world that needs to be explored! I feel so independent and confident in myself because I stepped out of my comfort zone, met new people and enjoyed learning about new cultures! I am so thankful I took the leap to study abroad and will reflect these memories for the rest of my life! "
Mackenzie Case, Physician Assistant Major
Semester in France
"Living in Costa Rica with host families allowed me to fully embrace the culture, food, music, and language in an authentic way. I'll never forget the massive waterfalls, stunning hikes, and incredible wildlife as well as the kindness of the people we met along the way. It was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life."
Marjorie Mika, Nursing Major
Spanish in Costa Rica
"I am extremely grateful for participating in this experience as it connected all of my public health studies with real-life experiences. The ability to collaboratively create community health interventions for local adults, children, and families was rewarding. This trip helped me further understand Saint Francis of Assisi's statement, 'preach the Gospel always and if necessary use words'."
Joseph Theiss, Public Health/Pre-Medicine Major
Spring Break Service in Ecuador
"From the illustrious culture of the people, to the beautiful wildlife (both Marine and terrestrial), scuba diving in Belize was an unforgettable experience."
Tyler Prince, Master of Business Administration
Marine Science in Belize
"Spending a summer month in France allowed me to truly experience the world, I admired beautiful art, ate delicious food, hiked gorgeous mountains, swam in the clear Tarn River, among many other irreplaceable experiences."
JoAnna Woods, Physician Assistant Major
Summer in France
"Whether it’s terrifying ourselves with the gruesome past of the London dungeons or basking in the splendor of royalty, this study abroad experience has opened doors to greater understanding, future studies and even career possibilities."
Marcus Mihelcic, Master of Business Administration
Spring Break in London
"Studying abroad in Taiwan was life changing. This trip challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone by communicating with people who did not speak English, learning their language and culture, and exploring a breathtaking country that has so much to offer."
Samantha Haynes, Social Work Major
Social Work in Taiwan
"Studying abroad in France enriched my experience while at Saint Francis through immersion in another culture. I left with a better understanding of the world around me and confidence to navigate unfamiliar cities. Ambialet with its serene peace surrounded by mountains and friendly locals became a second home, and I hope to return someday."
Joseph Stevens, Physical Therapy Major
Semester in France
Ms. Leona Horner, Director
Office of Study Away
Location: Scotus Hall 306