We have been empowering students to study off campus for nearly 60 years, and now it’s your turn to stamp your educational passport in our classrooms around the globe. With more than 30 off-campus study opportunities in over 20 countries, as well as programs offered during each semester and throughout the summer, our Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies offers plenty of opportunities to expand your global perspective and understanding of the world.
Hands-on abroad experiences prepare you for global careers. Our off-campus study programs offer research, internship, or independent study opportunities in areas of your interest.
The University operates eight semester/year-long off-campus programs. Our programs foster deep cultural immersion, typically through homestays, language study, and course work before, during, and after the off-campus program.
In addition to our signature programs, we have partnered with other carefully-selected college and university programs in different regions. Some involve direct enrollment in foreign universities, and others are operated by U.S. colleges/universities or highly respected study abroad program providers.
- London Spaces and UK Places: A Seminar in Social Science and Architecture
- Place and Nationalism in Ireland
- Neuroscience of Fear (Italy)
- Health Care Delivery in Kenya
- Himalayan Odyssey (Nepal)
A Global Education
An off-campus adventure helps you expand your appreciation of people, cultures, and history through thoughtful conversations and celebrating traditions.
Of St. Lawrence students study off campus at least once
Off-campus study options
Do you want to pursue independent study or research while abroad? Our students can apply for grants to support projects that enhance immersion in a different culture and extend international or intercultural awareness, including:
Study abroad program themes to explore your interests
In 2018, St. Lawrence received the prestigious Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, which distinguishes excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of the university
In 2019 and 2020, St. Lawrence topped this list by the Peace Corps for the number of alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers.
Program options fit your schedule and needs. Choose from:
- A semester-long program
- A year-long program
- A short-term summer program
Most Popular Study Abroad Program in the Country
(The Princeton Review, 2021)
Explore our interactive map that features personal essays written by travel grant recipients. You can select countries around the globe to read about St. Lawrence students' funded research experiences.
Whether you’re preparing for your next adventure or unpacking your bags, you can live and learn with other students who are just eager to reflect on their role as global citizens.
“I loved and cherished my time at St. Lawrence for numerous reasons, but my travels to India were the highlight of my college career. I never imagined my studies would take me there, but it was all made possible through the CIIS fellowship grant.”
Program Spotlight: London FYP
Spend your first semester abroad in London, where you’ll live in a flat with your First-Year Program (FYP) classmates and use the vibrant, international city as your classroom.
Program Spotlight: China Connections
Shanghai. Suzhou. Beijing. In our stand-out China Connections program, you’ll have plenty of options to immerse yourself in this vibrant country.
Program Spotlight: Kenya
Based at our St. Lawrence owned and operated campus in a Nairobi suburb, the Kenya Semester Program (KSP) supplements formal coursework and language study with rural and urban homestays, three additional field components and a month-long independent study.
Program Spotlight: New York City
The Liberal Arts in New York City Semester program will give you the chance to experience one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world through a robust internship program and field trips and courses.