Studying abroad can enrich your academic career

Study Abroad

Explore the world to learn more about yourself. Studying abroad can enrich your academic career, further your professional goals, and enhance your understanding of yourself!

The benefits of studying abroad include:
  • The opportunity to earn university credit at a foreign institution
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Making friends in a culture other than your own
  • Gaining a sense of personal independence
  • Changing your world view
  • Enjoying the opportunity to travel

Make It Happen!
SFC hosts informational fairs on studying abroad throughout the year but you don't have to wait until then. The first step is to contact Dr. Daniel Benson, Director of Study Abroad, to discuss your options. Please remember that in order to receive credit for study abroad, you must apply to the program and receive approval to participate.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Opportunities

Looking for assistance to cover your Study Abroad expenses? Click here to find out more about scholarships and financial aid opportunities for studying abroad.

Study Abroad with our Partners 

Study Abroad in Paris, France
Spend a summer, a semester, or an entire academic year as an exchange student in Paris, France, by participating in the MICEFA program! As a participant you will be able to fulfill credits towards your major, minor, or college requirements by choosing between 16 different Parisian universities, each specializing in a unique academic field. Aside from fulfilling your course load, this program is a great way to immerse yourself in the French language and culture by taking courses at the MICEFA center in central Paris. Students will also go on trips to celebrated sites around France as well as local spots in Paris to enrich their cultural experience and understanding because immersion is holistic and not just for the classroom! Keep reading for more information regarding this opportunity.

Study Abroad in New Zealand
St. Francis College and The University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand are study abroad partners! Take general education, major, or elective classes that will be automatically accepted, while paying for your regular St. Francis College tuition.

Study Abroad with our Providers

SFC also partners with the following organizations to provide study broad experiences to our students:

Contact Dr. Daniel Benson for more information.

Daniel Benson


Associate Professor, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies Departments