Bellarmine currently offers its students one of the most extensive international study options in the nation. Students can select programs from more than 150 partnership sites in over 50 countries on 6 continents. More than 35% of Bellarmine's full time students engage in an international experience during their tenure at Bellarmine. Study abroad is available in all of Bellarmine's schools and majors, and it is accessible to all students, regardless of economic background. Some destinations are available with considerable scholarship support.
Likewise, Bellarmine brings the world to Louisville and the Bluegrass State through its international exchange students as well as its degree-seeking international students. We warmly welcome all of our international students and treasure the diversity, unique perspectives, and rich cultures which these students share with all of us. Bellarmine works hard to make sure international students achieve not only their educational goals, but also feel at home here in Louisville through peer and faculty mentorship programs. Check out comments from previous international students on their Bellarmine experience right here.
With the 2008 SACS/QEP designation, Bellarmine has made the internationalization of the university an institutional priority. This internationalization is led by the IPO and encompasses the integration of international experiences into the curriculum via the "Assess - Match - Motivate" model, as well as via study, service, internships and work abroad.
Study abroad programs are available to any student who has attended Bellarmine for at least one semester and is in good academic and social standing.
Since 2014, Bellarmine has been a commitment partner for Generation Study Abroad, a national initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2020.
International Programs Office (IPO)
Located in Horrigan Hall: CNHH 111