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Study Abroad

The Office for Study Abroad is dedicated to fostering a "culture of study abroad" at Saint Francis University. Our diverse international programs give students an exciting way of completing credits and/or offering service.

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      Make France your home for a semester.
      Ambialet awaits!

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      Ambialet welcomes all majors.

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      Immersive experiences both short and long.

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      Find yourself in France.

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    • Make France your home for a semester.
      Ambialet awaits!

    • Ambialet welcomes all majors.

    • Immersive experiences both short and long.

    • Find yourself in France.

  • Global Perspectives Matter 

    Study abroad will introduce you to a new culture, a new way of life. You will learn to recognize and appreciate how culture determines values and behaviors. Study abroad will help you develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide.

    In addition to making friends around the world, study abroad will increase your self confidence and will have a lasting impact on your world view. Students can choose from semester-long experiences or shorter experiences over spring break or summer.

  • Become that Someone 
    through Study Abroad!

    leandra feight testimonial"Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to discover the world in the most unique way; I was able to see and do things I never thought possible. I was hoping this trip would fulfill my desire to travel the world, but instead it made me eager to experience more."

    Maria Ridilla, Occupational Therapy Major

    • Semester-Long Experience
    • Shorter Experiences
    Semester-Long Experience

    Semester in France

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    Our home away from home.
    Students stay in the University's facility in Ambialet, located in southwestern France. The site is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Tarn River and the village of Ambialet. The program is based in Ambialet but includes extended stays in Paris and Barcelona. Students profit from numerous visits to important sites in the region. Visits to museums, monuments and natural sites are enhanced by events such as fairs, pastry fests and concerts.

    Semester in France program

    Shorter Experiences

    Shorter Programs

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    Summer in France

    Study environmental issues with practical hands-on learning.
    This 28-day program is based at the University's site in Ambialet.  The distinctive blend of courses offered on this program will provide students with a unique European travel experience. 

    Winter in Europe

    This new 18-day program begins at the University’s site in Ambialet.  While in Ambialet, you will explore the French countryside, the Christmas market and Basilica Saint Sernin in Toulouse, the Cathedral of Saint Cecil in Albi, the 9th century fort and beautiful village of Brousse-le Chateau, and the fortified medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel. You will then travel to Munich to visit Christmas markets, numerous museums, and the Nazi Party rallying grounds. In Nuremberg you will visit the Neuschwanstein Castle and Albrecht Durer’s House. 

    American Sign Language Immersion

    Turn off your voice and have a unique ASL immersion experience.
    Students will have the opportunity to increase their ASL skills while implementing their Franciscan values. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that students will only find at Saint Francis University.

    HUGS Spring Break

    HUGS is calling your name!
    During Spring Break, the HUGS (Helping the Underprivileged by Giving our Service) program will travel to various impoverished locations to volunteer in local schools and clinics as well as work with a micro lending program, provide Spanish translation, and help with numerous other service activities.

    Marine Science International

    Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about.
    This course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities like deeper diving and underwater navigating.

    Social Work in Taiwan

    Earn Saint Francis University credits in a program organized and led by Saint Francis University Faculty.  Become familiar with Taiwanese culture, travel to new and interesting places, and interact with students at Providence University, Taiwan. Gain new social work insight within a different environment while learning about new practices and understandings of traditional and modern customs. 

    Spanish in Costa Rica

    Earn credits in a program organized and led by Saint Francis University faculty.
    Become familiar with the Costa Rican culture, travel to new and interesting places and live within the land of the "Switzerland of the Americas." Gain the extra Spanish proficiency required by some majors allowing you to work with many Spanish-speaking clients, patients or students you may encounter in future careers.  

    Spring in London

    Study Great Britain and the European Union in the Global Economy.
    Led by Dr. Randy Frye, Professor of Business Administration and Dr. James Logue, Associate Professor of Accounting, this program includes credits for an innovative hybrid course which counts as either a major or free undergraduate elective in Management, Marketing, or Economics and Finance. 

    Belize, Galapagos, Ireland, London, Scotland and more…

    Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA)
    Saint Francis University is a member of CCSA, an organization which plans and coordinates study abroad programs in English-speaking countries. Students may earn credit on the various short-term programs taught by faculty from consortium-member schools.