Where Can I Go?
Students can study abroad during the academic year, semester, summer, or winter and spring breaks. It is common for a Bellarmine student to study abroad on a short term program (summer, winter break, and spring break) after their freshman year and then study abroad for an academic year or semester their junior or senior year.
Policies and Procedures
- Academic Year or Semester Minimum Requirements: All study abroad programs are available to any student who has attended Bellarmine for at least two semesters, maintained at least a 2.75 GPA,* and is in good social standing. A Bellarmine University study abroad fee is applicable per semester for credits transferred from abroad, for all programs, regardless of destination or provider. For study at a non-English speaking university site, proficiency in the language of study is a prerequisite. Minimum proficiency is demonstrated through the successful completion of four semesters of college-level study or its equivalent. *Please note some programs require a higher GPA.
- Short Term (Summer, Winter Break, or Spring Break) Minimum Requirements: All study abroad programs are available to any student who has attended Bellarmine for at least two semesters, maintained at least a 2.5 GPA, and is in good social standing.
- Notice On Study Abroad Programs Not Affiliated with Bellarmine University: If a student feels that he/she does not find a good match among our over 150 partner universities and programs, he/she may look elsewhere. However, a student who chooses this option risks working with a university or program which Bellarmine has not vetted. Thus, the quality of service is unknown and there is no assistance from Bellarmine’s IPO. Furthermore, the student will have to present credits to WES for evaluation and possible credit transfer.
- Notice On Study Abroad Programs in Countries with a U.S. Department Of State Travel Warning: Bellarmine does not allow students to study at a university or on a program in a country with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.
Academic Year and Semester Program Options
Short-Term Program Options
For information on internships abroad, contact Erica Ward.