International education is a once-in-a-lifetime transformative
experience integral to Saint Leo University's mission. We make it
easy and affordable, with options including a full semester abroad,
shorter faculty-led trips, and service learning opportunities
across the United States and world.
What are you waiting for? Take the leap.
When again in your life are you going to have the ability to
spend a few months fully immersed in a foreign culture? College is
your time for growth—take the risk with an extended encounter in
another country, and return with a deeper understanding of the
world and your place in it.
Saint Leo maintains close partnerships with more than a dozen
international universities, including schools in Brazil, England,
Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Germany and Ecuador.But
don't feel limited by these partnerships—the possibilities are
endless. Earn Saint Leo credit for the courses you take abroad, and
even participate in internships as for-credit professional
development. Saint Leo students have interned at Outdoor
Australia magazine, the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the
Italian Red Cross in Rome and the U.S. Embassy in Bogota,
Students interested in studying abroad must be juniors or
seniors, and demonstrate good academic and judicial standing. Your
academic advisor can help you devise a four-year plan that includes
studying abroad and graduating on time.
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Climb Florence's Duomo cathedral in the crisp November air. Walk
the footsteps of Shakespeare, Jane Austen and King Henry VIII
through the winding, storied streets of London. Retrace Saint
Paul's physical and spiritual journey through Turkey and Greece.
Meet on-site with multinational companies in Shanghai and Beijing,
then climb the Great Wall of China.
Each year, Saint Leo professors lead trips around the world,
often during semester breaks. These for-credit courses in a variety
of academic disciplines—from business and theology to the arts and
humanities—are shorter and more structured than the traditional
semester abroad. Rather than straightforward tourism, Saint Leo's
faculty-led trips promote a unique combination of dynamic
classroom-based learning and eye-opening global immersion.
What better way to explore the world than as a volunteer,
dedicated to improving it? Saint Leo's Students Engaged in
Rewarding Volunteer Experiences (SERVE) is a student-directed
initiative where education meets altruism, in a global context.
Participants are required to pay a 25 percent
out-of-pocket deposit. For spring break trips this is
required by the last weekday of the November prior to the scheduled
spring break trip. This 25 percent deposit will be matched by the
University. The remaining 50 percent of the trip balance is the
responsibility of the participant. S/he can choose to pay this
amount out of pocket or through fundraising.
Past trips have led to life-defining leadership experiences
across the U.S. and the world—rebuilding the Gulf Coast
post-Hurricane Katrina, working at an Alaskan national park,
constructing adobe brick homes in the mountains of Honduras,
helping at a Costa Rican orphanage, and mentoring at-risk boys in
Learn more about SERVE