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.
Saint Anselm College’s 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.
The College encourages students to study abroad on the Semester in Orvieto. Each semester students will be able to study in Orvieto, Italy alongside their classmates taking classes taught by Saint Anselm faculty. The College also offers numerous study abroad and cross-cultural opportunities through partner institutions and partnerships with study abroad providers. 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.
The Director serves as the advisor for study abroad and works one-on-one with all students interested in studying overseas. The Office of International Programs has program material for students to review at their convenience. To participate in any study abroad program, students must apply, meet all program requirements, and have their proposed studies approved in advance 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 through other colleges and universities are considered to be continuously enrolled at Saint Anselm College. Global Seminars, short term study abroad programs lead by Saint Anselm Faculty, are often offered during the spring semester 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 the Off-Campus Award amount. Students must complete all aspects of the study abroad and financial aid applications according to specifications listed on the website.
Saint Anselm Orvieto Semester Program
Students wishing to study in Orvieto in the spring semester 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 Orvieto 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.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT
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.