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2023-2024 Catalogue 
2023-2024 Catalogue

The Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs at Saint Anselm College aims to provide study abroad experiences that will offer students growth in global awareness, intercultural competence, and intellectual enrichment. The Office of International Programs also assists students with all matters concerning immigration including but not limited to applying for their initial F-1 student visa through to applying for Optional Practical Training.


The Office of International Programs offers students many options and highly encourages every qualified student to study abroad for a year, a semester, or a summer. Students report that time spent abroad enriches their college experiences and provides them with many academic and personal rewards. Of critical noteare the career readiness competencies developed during study abroad experiences.

The College encourages students to study abroad on the Saint Anselm in Tuscania program.  Each spring semester students will be able to study in Tuscania, Italy alongside their classmates taking classes taught by Saint Anselm faculty.  The College also offers numerous study abroad and cross-cultural opportunities through host institutions and study abroad provider partnerships. Through these connections, students may elect to spend a semester or summer abroad throughout the world. In recent years, students have studied in Australia, Austria, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand, in addition to engaging in international internships around the globe.

Office staff work one-on-one with all students interested in studying overseas, regardless of duration of program. To ensure the highest level of high impact learning, advising focuses on program fit, courses needed, and career-readiness goals students establish.  Courses are pre-approved to maintain normal progress towards degree completion.  To participate in any study abroad program, students must apply, meet all program requirements and be approved by both the provider and the College, and have their proposed studies approved in concert by the appropriate academic department and the Office of International Programs. (For further details, contact the Office of International Programs or visit http://www.anselm.edu/studyabroad.)

Students participating in approved study abroad programs are considered to be continuously enrolled at Saint Anselm College.  Global Seminars, short term study abroad programs led by Saint Anselm Faculty, are often offered as part of a course with international travel over spring break or during the summer.  Students are able to participate on a maximum of two semester-long study abroad programs.  

Non-Saint Anselm Study Abroad Programs

Students wishing to study abroad in a college-approved program will be charged Saint Anselm tuition and a study abroad fee.  Their financial aid (with the exception of all tuition remission programs; international need-based aid; athletic scholarship; debate scholarship and resident assistant grants) will travel with the student at a pro-rated amount. To understand the changes to a student’s aid, we encourage students to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid to ask for a simulation of the costs. Students must complete all aspects of the study abroad and financial aid applications according to specifications listed on the website.

Saint Anselm Tuscania Semester Program

Students accepted into the Tuscania, Italy program  will be charged as a residential student living in an apartment on campus with a study abroad fee and other applicable fees. Students will be aided as on-campus residents with merit and need-based aid. Students receiving international need-based aid, tuition remission from any program, athletic scholarships, debate scholarship or resident assistant grants may not use those resources in the Tuscania semester program. Students must complete all aspects of the study abroad and financial aid applications according to specifications listed on the website.

Please note, those students who received tuition remission are encouraged to apply for need-based aid for all semester study abroad programs.


The Office of International Programs is here to assist international students navigate immigration regulations ensuring they maintain legal status in the United States. The U.S. government has set strict eligibility requirements not only for international students entering the country but also for the right to remain legally in the U.S. while completing their studies.

The Office of International Programs is here to provide international students with guidance, advice, and assistance from your acceptance to Saint Anselm College through to your graduation and OPT. Additional information can be found on the Office of International Programs webpages.