Students studying abroad in China

The university has suspended all Spring Semester 2021, Summer Semester 2021, and Fall Semester 2021 study abroad programs at the undergraduate College due to continuing concern with COVID-19, travel restrictions, and the health and safety of our students and faculty. This suspension includes Saint Mary's sponsored programs, affiliated programs, and short-term faculty-led programs. We hope to restart study abroad programming in Spring Semester 2022. Please direct any questions to Tracy Lehnertz, Associate Dean of International Programs,

Once in a Lifetime Experiences

Saint Mary’s encourages students to incorporate international study into their academic plans. 

Studying abroad will enhance your liberal arts education by introducing you to stimulating learning experiences and encouraging you to develop a sense of global citizenship.

The staff in the Study Abroad Office is available to assist you during all stages of the study-abroad experience, which includes exploring various options, applying to a program, preparing for international study by participating in several orientation sessions, and returning to campus life.

Visit the Study Abroad Office Website

Saint Mary's Programs

Saint Mary’s offers several university-led study abroad programs.

Participating in a Saint Mary's University of Minnesota study-abroad program allows you to study overseas with other Saint Mary’s students while taking courses from Saint Mary’s faculty.

You will experience the excitement of living and studying in a different culture together, and bring those shared experiences back to the Saint Mary’s campus.

Application procedures vary by program, contact the Study Abroad Office to start the process or learn more about our programs.

Affiliated Programs

While some of these programs are designed for gaining greater proficiency in a foreign language, many programs do not require that you know the host country's language. Regardless of the program you choose, your time studying overseas through one of these academically rigorous programs will contribute to your personal and intellectual growth at Saint Mary's and prepare you for the global community.

With any of the Saint Mary's affiliated programs, all Federal and State Aid (except work study) and up to $2,000 in Saint Mary's institutional aid may be applied to the program's costs.

Learn more about our affiliated programs.

Find Us

The Heights International Center, Room 103
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

International Center
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #51
Winona, MN 55987-1399, USA
Fax: 507-457-6917