||The St. Norbert College Study Abroad Office provides a comprehensive range of international study opportunities that reflect the fundamental educational goals and objectives of the College. These opportunities facilitate our students’ development of the knowledge, skills, and level of cultural awareness that prepare them for global citizenship in the twenty-first century.
St. Norbert College’s study abroad programs are characterized by the integration of academic and experiential education. The experiential component of these programs amplifies and extends classroom learning and enhances students’ perspectives by helping them encounter and better understand our changing world.
||• SNC Study Abroad offers more than 75 programs in 29 different countries. Search for a program or view a complete list of our programs.
• Students in every field of study have the opportunity to study abroad for one semester.
• You do not need to speak a foreign language to study abroad. Programs are available in English-speaking countries, such as Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. English language programs are also available in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Italy, the Netherlands, and throughout Africa.
• Students generally take 15 to 16 credits abroad, which is the equivalent of four St. Norbert courses. Students fulfill requirements for their major(s), minor(s), and/or the General Education Program and stay on-track for four-year graduation.
• While students earn actual grades abroad, transfer credit is awarded if a grade of "C" or higher is earned. Grades are not calculated into a student's St. Norbert grade point average.
• View the Registrar's information about credit and grading policies abroad, along with lists of pre-approved courses.
||• Each program varies with respect to room and board. Students are generally housed in residence halls, in apartments, or with host families. And, while some programs include a meal plan, others do not. Please consult each program's web page for more information.
|| • The Study Abroad Office provides students with a high-level of personal attention during the entire study abroad process: pre-departure, abroad, and re-entry. We will assist you in finding a program that meets your academic and personal needs, guide you through the application process, and prepare you before you depart. Once abroad, we ensure that your experience is rewarding. And upon your return, we welcome you back to campus and assist you in articulating your experiences.
|Passport & Visa
||• While the Study Abroad Office offers guidance on passports and visas, students are ultimately responsible for obtaining a valid passport and the necessary visa required for study.
• For thorough information about costs, scholarships, and policies, visit our Finances page.
• Regardless of the program that you choose, you will be charged tuition at the current St. Norbert rate. If housing and/or meals are included in your program, you will be charged at the St. Norbert rates for room and/or board.
• Students are able to apply their financial aid package to one semester of off-campus study. Refer to the "Exchange Programs" information if you are interested in studying abroad for two semesters.
• Common additional costs include: a $400 administrative fee, airfare, passport, visa, and personal expenses abroad.
• Tuition waiver and tuition exchange students: In order to utilize your waiver of tuition, you must participate in one of our exchange programs. You must also attend St. Norbert for a minimum of two consecutive semester. Refer to the "Exchange Programs" information below.
• If you wish to study abroad for two semesters, you must choose at least one exchange program.
- Australia: Australian Catholic University (various locations)
- Australia: La Trobe University (Melbourne); Note: Pending availability
- Australia: Macquarie University (Sydney); Note: Pending availability
- Australia: University of the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore); Note: Pending availability
- Ecuador: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito); Note: Pending availability
- England: Keele University (Keele)
- England: University of Chichester (Chichester)
- France: Université Catholique de Lille (Lille)
- Germany: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Münster)
- Japan: Sophia University (Tokyo)
- Japan: Tsuru University (Tsuru City)
- Mexico: Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) (various locations)
- Netherlands: Hanze University Groningen, International Business School (Groningen)
- Spain: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Madrid); Note: Pending availability
• GPA: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Some programs require up to a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
• Second semester sophomores through second semester seniors may study abroad.
• Students may not apply for or participate in study abroad while on academic, credit or disciplinary probation.
• Application Deadlines:
- March 1: For study abroad during the fall semester
- October 1: For study abroad during the spring semester
• It's never too early to start planning your study abroad experience. Speak with your academic advisor, explore our web site, attend study abroad events, and schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
• All of St. Norbert's study abroad programs are one semester in length. It's also possible to study abroad for two semesters (see "Exchange Programs" above.)
• At the moment, the Study Abroad Office does not offer any short-term (J-Term, Maymester or Summer) programs. If a short-term program is offered, announcements will be made via the SNC News, on our web site, and at informational sessions.
||• Ready to get started? It's easy! Simply use our Getting Started and Apply pages.
|Health, Safety, and Security
• Students are automatically enrolled in a study abroad health insurance plan through HTH Worldwide.
• The Study Abroad Office collaborates with Health & Wellness
Services to ensure that students are aware of health issues abroad.
Health & Wellness Services provides country- or region-specific
packets of information for each student.
|Safety & Security
• Health, safety, and security issues are discussed in length at the mandatory pre-departure orientation. Helpful tips, contact information, and policies are also outlined in the Study Abroad Handbook. The orientation PowerPoint and the handbook are available on the Resources & Links page.
• The Study Abroad Office monitors travel alerts and travel warnings from the U.S. Department of State on a daily basis. Students are not permitted to study abroad in a country which is on the U.S. Department of State's travel warning list.
• Each student receives a Hot Sheet, which includes emergency information for each program. The Hot Sheet also includes the contact information of the nearest embassy. All students are encouraged to register with the U.S. Department of State.
For more information, contact:
Study Abroad Office
Center for International Education
O: Bemis | Third Floor
Dr. Rosemary Sands
Director of Study Abroad
O: Bemis 303
Contact Dr. Sands