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Study Abroad

Understanding your role in our global community is a vital part of your St. Edward’s education. Studying abroad opens new doors to knowledge, experiences and cultural awareness, preparing you to thrive and make an impact in our interconnected world.

Where will you go?

St. Edward’s encourages you to study abroad through exchange programs with our partner universities and by participating in faculty-led programs, internships and service-learning trips to locations around the world. You can also choose from more than 1,000 study abroad options in more than 90 countries offered by organizations that we work with and recommend.

Get ready to be transformed. Explore new ideas and cultures during a summer-, semester- or year-long program abroad at any of our 15 partner universities shown below.

Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO), Angers, France »
UCO, our flagship partner university, has more than 12,000 students. Studies include literature, languages, the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, communication, education, management, mathematics and theology. UCO hosts students from more than 60 countries each year. See Meredith Bard ’12 share what it was like to study in Angers.

Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Japan »
APU hosts students from 98 countries, and most classes are offered in Japanese and English. Courses focus on Asia Pacific studies and business, making study abroad opportunities at APU well-suited for business, behavioral and social sciences, and global studies majors. Hear Joseph Ver '14 talk about his experience in Beppu.

Catholic University of Korea (CUK) , Seoul, South Korea
CUK has three campuses, each with a different academic focus. Studies include theology, humanities and arts, social sciences, international studies, natural sciences, engineering and medicine. CUK provides dual language instruction and offers scholarships for American students to teach English as a teacher’s aide.

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany
The only private Roman Catholic educational institution in Germany, Katholische Universität houses one of the premier business schools in the country, serving 4,500 students from around the world in 40 programs in two locations. Other areas of study include theology, social work, languages, mathematics and geography.

Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz, Germany »
Hochschule Koblenz offers 35 courses in applied sciences focusing on both theory and practical experience, including engineering, business and social sciences, applied mathematics and fine arts. More than 5,900 students attend the university’s three locations. Koblenz is one of Austin’s sister cities and is active in promoting educational exchange.

L’Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG), Paris, France
One of Europe's leading business schools, ISG was founded in 1967 by a group of prominent French corporate executives. ISG brings together more than 40 nationalities. Courses are taught in English, and students are required to take one French language class. Signature degrees include a Bachelor of Business Administration and an International MBA.

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, Scotland »
Founded in 1875, QMU boasts a newly constructed, sustainably developed campus. The university offers a broad curriculum within their School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management, and their School of Health Sciences, which includes the Institute for International Health and Development. Hear students share their experiences in Edinburgh.

Tecnológico de Monterrey, programs throughout Mexico
Tecnológico de Monterrey has 31 campuses throughout Mexico. Programs include agriculture; architecture; business and management; communications and journalism; design and applied art; education; engineering and sciences; food technology; health; the humanities and social sciences; information technology and electronics; and law.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, China »
The theme of CUHK is "Entrepreneurial Spirit with Social Responsibility.” While studying there, students from St. Edward’s have worked on organic farms, explored a zero-carbon building and taught English at local elementary schools. CUHK is a comprehensive research university with a global mission to bring together China and the West.

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (UAI), Vina del Mar, Chile
UAI is best known for its business school and is ranked number one among business administration programs in Latin America. UAI also offers courses in law, art history, literature, journalism, psychology, government and Latin American studies. Its coastal campus has brand new, state-of-the-art facilities and hosts nearly 3,000 students.

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa has a student population of 23,000. The university was founded in 1957 and focuses on a wide range of business disciplines that prepare students to meet the challenges of today’s global business environment. Internships are open to exchange students.

Universitat Jaume I, Castello de la Plana, Spain
With 28 degree programs through the schools of Technology and Experimental Studies, Humanities and Social Studies, and Law and Economics, Universitat Jaume I is known as a pioneer in the use of new technologies and a driving force behind the socioeconomic and cultural development of the society that surrounds it.

Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain »
Founded in 1890, Universidad Pontificia Comillas is a Jesuit university with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. Ranked as one of Spain’s best law, industrial engineering and social work schools, it is known for its courses that combine corporate law and administration studies, as well as for its School of Engineering.

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile
Best known for its prestige and leadership in engineering, science and technology, the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria has four campuses in Chile and one in Ecuador. Academic departments include architecture, aeronautical sciences, electrical engineering, physics, and civil, chemical and environmental engineering options.

University of Notre Dame Australia (UND)
UND Australia is one of only two Catholic universities in Australia. Its three campuses are located in Fremantle, Sydney, and Broome. Degrees and courses offered include arts and sciences, business, philosophy, law and medicine. The university is a good match for St. Edward’s because of its Catholic character and the principles by which it operates.

 

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