Study Abroad

The World is Calling. When Will You Answer?

Spend a week, a few weeks, a semester or even a year studying abroad while earning credit towards your degree. Fontbonne offers a variety of study abroad programs to choose from, and because you can use your Federal financial aid and personal student loans, studying abroad is more affordable than you may think.

Need A Reason?

How about your career? A recent government survey concluded that “Graduates who have studied abroad, or participated in professional work experiences in other countries, will have a distinct advantage in the job market.” Study abroad experience on your resume demonstrates your independence, self-confidence and experience in the global marketplace.

Need Another?

How about a life changing experience you’ll never forget? Study abroad can be all that and more. See the world, explore other cultures and meet new people, all for college credit.

Programs

The Programs

Fontbonne partners with several institutions to ensure our students have excellent options to choose from for their study abroad experience. Those institutions include API (Academic Programs International), Webster University, and St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. The locations listed below are just a few of the study abroad destinations where Fontbonne students can spend a semester or a year. There is a ‘world’ of study abroad opportunities out there. The Study Abroad Coordinator can help you find a program that suits your interests.

  • Take courses in Japan
  • Learn and speak foreign languages at universities in countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Italy
  • Join students from more than 90 countries in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Experience life in Accra, Ghana, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa
  • Study the birthplace of western civilization in Athens, Greece
  • Spend a semester in Thailand
  • Experience a summer volunteering in Costa Rica

Short-term Faculty-Led

For-credit programs lasting a week to a few weeks offered throughout the year led by Fontbonne faculty. Locations and course topics vary.

Fontbonne University has collaborated with many institutions abroad including:

  • Aletheia University (Taiwan),
  • Assumption University (Thailand)
  • Chinese Culture University (Taiwan)
  • Kasetsart University (Thailand)
  • National Taiwan University of Arts
  • Providence University (Taiwan)
  • Regent’s University London
  • Studio Art Centers International (Italy)

ACSSJ Student Exchange Program

Fontbonne University is one of nine member campuses of the Association for the Colleges of the Sisters of St. Joseph, colleges and universities founded by the CSJs and located throughout the United States. ACSSJ offers a student exchange program to all students enrolled at member colleges. Students may travel to another part of the country and attend another member campus for a semester or a year while leaving most of their financial aid package intact on the home campus.

Do you want to spend a semester in Los Angeles, Brooklyn or Minneapolis? Take a digital tour of ACSSJ campuses, read through frequently asked questions, and apply now to take advantage of this program!

Funding Study Abroad Opportunities

Click here to view the list of scholarships and fellowships available for Study Abroad students. 

Experiences

Students abroad in Germany.

Fontbonne students Jason Howard, Lynsey Wehrenberg and Whitney Jones traveled to Neuschwanstein Castle in Southwest Bavaria during June, 2014, while studying abroad in Germany.

Students abroad in Italy.

Amy Koncar and Tony Prospero who studied with the MOSAIC Program in Florence, Italy, in summer 2016.

Students abroad in England.

Abby Towle studied at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, during the spring 2016 semester.

Contact Us

For more information about our Study Abroad programs, contact Sadie Weiss at 314-719-3681, email sweiss@fontbonne.edu or stop by Ryan Hall 308.

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