Flags of many countries under the wind

International Initiatives

Understanding and integrating global knowledge, perspectives, and intercultural competencies is essential to living, working, and serving the modern world. St. Thomas prepares students and staff to thrive in a global environment. By supporting international students, offering programming, immigration advising, and advocacy; facilitating off-campus study experiences for students and faculty, and so much more.
St. Thomas Global

Quick Facts

Countries represented on campus
Fulbright awardees since 2017
study abroad programs in 50+ countries
St. Thomas student take a walking tour of the Roman Forum.

Study Abroad

St. Thomas opens a world of opportunity when you study abroad. Whether you participate in one of our many J-Term programs, spend a semester with St. Thomas faculty in London or Rome, or study with one of our 300 affiliate partners, studying abroad is a big part of college for many Tommies.

Study Abroad
International students carry their country flags during March through the Arches

Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides comprehensive immigration and support services to international students and visiting scholars, faculty, and staff while supporting them in pursuit of their educational, personal, and professional goals.

OISS Support Services

International Admissions

St. Thomas is home to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 75 countries around the world and a vibrant community of diverse students looking to make a positive impact on the world.

English Language Services

Still learning English? You can study at the ELS Center at St. Thomas before you begin as a student here. Learn about concurrent ELS and St. Thomas enrollment.

Vanca Schrunk speaking about her research.
Professor Ivančica (Vanča) Schrunk (right) introduces students to an excavation site in St. Clement, Croatia.

International Research

At St. Thomas, our faculty and our students engage in research that explores important questions, addresses big challenges, and advances the common good, both locally and globally.
Research at St. Thomas

Global Perspectives Courses

Innovative Global Courses

Theology 100 in Rome

This course is designed to acquaint with Christian history. Through a variety of site visit and guided tours, students will immerse themselves in Christine theology while experiencing Italian culture.

Introduction to Art History in London

The city of London becomes your classroom in this exciting course that gives students the opportunity to engage in the up-close and personal works of art from across the globe!

World Cinema

Explore cultures from the comfort of your classroom. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as a historical document, and as an instrument of social change.
Thanos Zyngas at the Bernardi campus.

Our Campus in Rome, Italy

Located in the Prati neighborhood, our Bernardi campus in Rome, Italy provides housing to St. Thomas students and others participating in academic and summer programs.

When you aren't studying, you have the chance to travel throughout Rome and Vatican City

Rome Bernardi Campus

Global Learning and Strategy

International Office

Global Learning and Strategy (GLAS) is the office at St. Thomas encompassing most everything international. From recruiting undergraduates from around the world to facilitating off-campus study experiences for students and faculty, GLAS supports the university mission by increasing intercultural understanding, supporting diversity initiatives, and enhancing global connections.