Expand your worldview by studying abroad.

At St. Edward’s, study abroad opportunities are one of the many ways we foster a globally minded perspective throughout our campus community.

Our students have jumped at the opportunity to live, study, work and serve in more than 30 countries — including experiences at our international partner universities shown below. We could share dozens of compelling reasons to study abroad. Here are just a few.

Why should you study abroad?


You grow. 
Immerse yourself in your study abroad experience, and gain awareness, appreciation, understanding and knowledge of the diversity and interconnectedness of the world’s peoples and cultures. Prepare to have your views challenged, and be open to discovering new perspectives.


You adapt.
You’ll be in a new environment, where you may not know the language or understand the culture. To make the most of your experience, you’ll adapt to your new surroundings and become resourceful. Students who study abroad are more versatile learners — in and out of the classroom.

Stand out

You stand out.
Students who study abroad are more likely to graduate on time. Through study abroad, you’ll develop critical skills that employers want, and you’ll increase your network on a global scale — both of which set you up for success in your career and benefit you long after graduation.

International Partner Universities

Our partner universities span five continents and offer a unique opportunity for study abroad and global connection. An exciting part of our international partnerships is our robust exchange program.

As an exchange student at St. Edward's or at one of our partner universities, you'll live, study and make friends in an international campus community, and learn about yourself and the world in ways that few other experiences can reveal. And that’s just the beginning. Here are more advantages exchange programs offer you:

  • Your study abroad time is longer — usually a semester or year.
  • You build stronger language, culture and country familiarity.
  • You have access to opportunities for research overseas.
  • Your cultural competency increases your career options.

Meet Our Partners

St. Edward’s provides enhanced study abroad opportunities with 20 partner universities across 17 countries and 5 continents. 

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the university focuses on a wide range of business disciplines that prepare students to meet the challenges of today’s global business environment.

James Cook University (JCU), Queensland, Australia

James Cook University (JCU), Queensland, Australia

As Australia’s leading tropical research university, JCU has two campuses with access to the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics, and over 300 subjects to choose from.

University of Notre Dame Australia (UND)

University of Notre Dame Australia (UND)

UND Australia is a Catholic university with campuses located in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome. Degrees and courses offered include arts and sciences, business, philosophy, law and medicine.

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia

UTS offers 130 undergraduate courses, including architecture, business, communication, design, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, nursing, and pharmacy.

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Innsbruck, Austria

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Innsbruck, Austria

MCI in Austria, known as an International Entrepreneurial School®, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as Executive Master programs and Executive Certificate programs.

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile

Best known for its prestige and leadership in engineering, science and technology, the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria has four campuses in Chile and one in Ecuador.

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (UAI), Vina del Mar, Chile

Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (UAI), Vina del Mar, Chile

UAI is known for its business school and is ranked #1 among business administration programs in Latin America. Its coastal campus has state-of-the-art facilities and hosts nearly 3,000 students.

Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Fu Jen comprises 11 colleges and offers undergraduate, master’s and PhD programs. It is committed to the integration of Western and Chinese cultural values to strengthen world solidarity.

University of Roehampton, London, England

University of Roehampton, London, England

Roehampton has been ranked the “best modern university in London” by The Guardian University Guide and offers studies in science, business, humanities, media, psychology and many others.

Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO), Angers, France

Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO), Angers, France

UCO hosts more than 12,000 students from 60 countries. Studies include literature, languages, the arts, social and natural sciences, communication, education, management and theology.

L’Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG), Paris, France

L’Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG), Paris, France

Founded by French CEOs, ISG is one of Europe’s leading business schools. Courses are taught in English. Signature degrees include a Bachelor of Business Administration and an International MBA.

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt,  Eichstätt, Germany

Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt,  Eichstätt, Germany

The only private Catholic university in Germany, Katholische houses one of the premier business schools in the country. Other studies include social work, languages and mathematics.

Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz, Germany

Hochschule Koblenz offers 35 courses in applied sciences focusing on both theory and practical experience, including engineering, business, social sciences and applied mathematics.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wu Yee Sun College (CUHK), Hong Kong, China

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wu Yee Sun College (CUHK), Hong Kong, China – SUSPENDED

CUHK’s theme is "Entrepreneurial Spirit with Social Responsibility.” As a research university, it emphasizes practical learning and bringing together China and the West.

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

A teaching and research institution, National has been awarded the full five QS stars for excellence and is ranked in the top 1% of universities, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

As the largest Catholic university in the world, it has campuses in six Italian cities and is centered in a historic monastery. Courses are taught in English and Italian in a wide range of fields.

Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Japan

Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Japan

APU’s courses focus on Asia Pacific studies and business, making study abroad and dual degree opportunities at APU well-suited for business, behavioral and social sciences, and global studies majors.

Tecnológico de Monterrey, programs throughout Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey, programs throughout Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey has multiple campuses in Mexico. Programs include architecture; business and management; communications and journalism; design and applied art; and many others.  Research and internships available.

Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland

Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland

Abertay’s School of Arts, Media and Computer Games was rated the best in Europe by The Princeton Review. It offers strong programs in business and social sciences, and is also Scotland's leading university for environmental science research.

Queen Margaret University (QMU),  Edinburgh, Scotland

Queen Margaret University (QMU),  Edinburgh, Scotland

QMU offers a broad curriculum within their schools of Arts, Social Sciences and Management, and Health Sciences, which includes the Institute for International Health and Development.

Catholic University of Korea (CUK),  Seoul, South Korea

Catholic University of Korea (CUK),  Seoul, South Korea

CUK has three campuses, each with a different academic focus. Studies include theology, humanities and arts, social sciences, international studies, natural sciences, engineering and medicine.

Universitat Jaume I,  Castello de la Plana, Spain

Universitat Jaume I,  Castello de la Plana, Spain

Jaume I offers 28 degrees through the schools of Technology and Experimental Studies; Humanities and Social Studies; and Law and Economics; and is a pioneer in the use of new technologies.

Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain

Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain

Pontificia Comillas is a Jesuit university with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. It is ranked as one of Spain’s best law, industrial engineering and social work schools.

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Calendar of Events

Study Abroad hosts many events throughout the year to help you learn about program offerings and global internship opportunities. Check out the calendar to see our upcoming events.