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.
Ambialet welcomes all majors.
Immersive experiences both short and long.
Find yourself in France.
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.
"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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashley Rovder, an Environmental Engineering major, took part in a unique full-immersion study abroad experience in Bolivia.
Students looking to study abroad have another option this year to go global: spring break in the Galapagos Islands.
Entering Saint Francis University as a middle childhood education major, Beth Wheeler never even dreamed about studying abroad, but one little bite from the travel bug and her life changed forever.
Follow on Beth's journey
From mission trips to cardiothoracic surgery, Heather McDanials has words of wisdom to offer the Class of 2016 as the speaker for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.
Read Heather's story
During her time at Saint Francis University, alumna Leah Kessler was heavily involved in clubs and activities. Now, she is spending time on mission trips, serving as a representative for Bausch + Lomb, where she currently works.
Alumni Profile Leah Kessler
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