Bellarmine University / Office for Study Abroad and International Learning (SAIL)

Office for Study Abroad and International Learning (SAIL)

COVID-19 Study Abroad Update

All Bellarmine students who were studying abroad for the spring 2020 semester at partner universities around the globe, have been asked to return. One on One and group re-entry sessions for returnees will be conducted in Microsoft TEAMS. Please contact Dr. Gabriele Weber Bosley at with questions or concerns.

Upon return, we’re asking students to self-isolate and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days from the date of re-entry into the U.S.. Please contact BU Health Services at or (502) 272-8493 to learn more about the self-isolation, monitoring and reporting process. 

We know this transition may be difficult in a variety of ways. Please see below for a list of helpful resources.

Bellarmine currently offers its students one of the most extensive international study options in the nation. Students can select programs from more than 160 partnership sites in over 60 countries on 6 continents. One in 4 Bellarmine graduates has at least one international experience abroad during their tenure at Bellarmine, which is about 10 times the U.S. average (under 2%). 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 Office for Study Abroad and International Learning 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 for any Bellarmine student who 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. In 2017, Bellarmine was recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with the Generation Study Abroad Seal of Excellence.



Office for Study Abroad and International Learning
Located in McGowan Hall: CNMH 280
502.272.8067 (fax)