Take Your Anselmian Experience Global


Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan declared, “In the 21st century, a quality education is an international education.” Saint Anselm College is committed to students broadening their education and exploring their worldview through studying, interning, and volunteering abroad. Students who spend time abroad typically demonstrate greater intercultural awareness, a stronger understanding of complex global issues, and an increased sense of self and maturity.  Data shows that study abroad is a powerful mechanism for increased GPAs and degree completion.  Importantly, critical skills employers seek out and find in successful job applicants include those found in higher levels of individuals who have spent time abroad:  communication, problem-solving/critical thinking and global fluency -- attributes listed in the top 8 competencies most desired by employers as determined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identifies

Saint Anselm College's Office of International Programs provides information and advising to students in pursuit of overseas studies including short-term faculty-led educational experiences, as well as traditional semester and year-long terms. Offering more than 70 programs in 26 countries, encompassing semester-long, "May-mester" and summer terms, along with opportunities for service-learning, volunteering and internships -- we have a program that will meet your needs (and dreams!). Students have studied marine biology on the Great Barrier Reef, art history in the museums of Florence, finance in London, language in Madrid, and international relations in Shanghai, China, just to name a few.

Through our Orvieto, Italy Programs students spend the spring semester abroad with fellow Anselmians exploring topics (taught in English) ranging from classics, history, art and architecture, to Italian culture, politics, and theology.

If you are planning to study abroad or are interested in what opportunities are available, please schedule an appointment with the Director for Study Abroad located in the Jean Student Center, lower level.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • Study Abroad Fair

    Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Davison Dining Hall Lobby

    Join us for the Spring 2020 Study Abroad Fair! Representatives from programs all around the world will be present to speak with you about the numerous study abroad opportunities awaiting Saint Anselm students. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting world of study abroad, have your questions answered, and to begin planning your study abroad experience.

    Study abroad partner organizations planning to attend the fair include AIFS, API, ASA, CIS Abroad, IES, ISA, TEAN, and The Green Program (TGP).

  • Information Sessions

    All students interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend the Study Abroad Information Session listed below. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Office of International Programs to schedule an individual meeting.

    General Information Sessions:

    • Monday, January 27th 5 - 6:15 p.m., Dana 1D
  • Application Deadlines
    • Partner Programs Fall 2020: March 15, 2020
    • Partner Programs Summer 2020: March 15, 2020
    • Partner Programs Spring 2021: October 15, 2020
    • Global Seminars have varying deadlines. Please visit the individual program listing to confirm the specific deadline.

    Please note: Some program provider application deadlines are prior to the Saint Anselm College deadline. Please review the provider materials carefully so your application materials are on time. Many providers accept students on a rolling admission basis which means the earlier you submit your application, the earlier you know if you have been accepted.