St. Bonaventure University

Study Abroad Programs

Study abroad programs are affordable, most do not require foreign language proficiency, and they will not interfere with your graduation track.

Why should I study abroad?

There are many advantages to including a study abroad program as part of your academic experience at St. Bonaventure University.

SBU student sitting with the leaning Tower of Pisa in the backgroundAs a study abroad student, you will:
  • develop the global mindset needed to balance local and international challenges
  • understand different cultures and solve problems while operating in a different environment
  • open your eyes to other perspectives and ways of thinking about the world
  • enhance your proficiency in, and practical application of, another language
  • strengthen your adaptability, communication and team building skills.Increase your confidence, personal responsibility and independence
  • enhance your career opportunities and marketability in your career field. 
What's more, choosing to study abroad does not mean you have to postpone your graduation date. You will receive guidance to ensure that your graduation track is not interrupted.

Additionally, most programs teach in English, so proficiency in a second language is not required. You'll also get help finding a program that fits your budget.

Once in a lifetime

My time in Prague in the Czech Republic was a whirlwind. It still feels surreal. I gained knowledge that the U.S. could never teach me, and memories to last a lifetime.

Student Testimonials

Semester programs abroad

St. Bonaventure University partners with CEA, a leader in the study abroad industry, to find a semester-based destination and academic program that best serves you.

CEA distinguishes itself through the superior quality of education it provides in its many locations, its first-rate internship program, and its commitment to your health and safety abroad. Programs are designed to present a holistic learning experience, because your time out of the classroom or workplace matters as much as your time in it. 

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    Summer programs abroad

    A summer program gives you the same opportunity to earn academic credit while seeing the world as our semester-based programs.

    Six study abroad opportunities, highlighted below, are organized and conducted by faculty and staff at St. Bonaventure University..

    Summer programs available through CEA

    CEA, the study abroad industry leader that partners with St. Bonaventure to offer semester-based study abroad programs to 15 countries, also offers summer study abroad and internship opportunities. Learn; more at

    How to apply to study abroad

    Before applying for a study abroad program, make an appointment with Jonathan Mascaut, coordinator of International Student Services. Email Jonathan Mascaut.

    Identify a program that best fits your academic needs and your schedule. Consider the program costs and your budget, and make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid to explore any aid for which you are eligible.

    After finding a program and determining its affordability: