Travel Abroad

Travel Abroad Opportunities

Saint Leo University offers members of the university community a variety of opportunities to study and to engage in service at different locations around the globe. For relevant travel forms, please visit the Travel Abroad Resources page.

Spending a Semester Abroad

Saint Leo students have the opportunity to spend a semester or a year in a different country. Such a global experience is personally enriching and academically and professionally beneficial to our students. Please follow the link to find out more about spending a semester abroad. Our most popular destinations recently include Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.

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Faculty-Led Short-Term Study Abroad

Many of our faculty members conduct classes in different countries over a brief one to two-week period. Faculty interested in organizing a student abroad course experience, please follow the link to Saint Leo’s intranet to learn more about the process and documents required for organizing these trips. In 2013-14, we launched study abroad trips to Panama, India, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, and Germany.

Policies and Processes for SLU Staff and Faculty Going Abroad

Please find new policy and processes adopted August 2016 for international travel by individual SLU faculty and staff members.

Faculty/Staff Travel Process

SLU International Travel Policy 

SERVE Trips Abroad

SERVE stands for “Students Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences”. SERVE trips are frequently organized for spring break, though they can leave during the summer or during winter inter-session. Recent SERVE trips have been planned for Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Follow the link to find out more about SERVE.

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YVAIN grants offer selected students the opportunity to apply for Saint Leo support to pursue a personal academic subject of interest during the summer of 2015 that s/he would otherwise be unable to pursue without such a grant. For more information please contact Applications can be found at the International Affairs resources and documents page.

Health and Safety Issues

On campus, Saint Leo is known as one of the safest colleges in all of Florida. We strive to be among the safest and most prepared universities in sending students abroad. Faculty, staff and students need to register with Saint Leo’s risk management system provider AON before going on trips.