Education Abroad


First-Year Experience abroad

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You don't have to wait for your sophomore or junior year to study abroad. Take advantage of St. Cloud State’s unique First-Year Experience opportunity to study internationally during the spring term of your first year.

Through these First-Year Experience programs, you’ll take courses your first semester which count in goal areas for your liberal education requirements while you prepare to go abroad your spring term.

While you are abroad, take courses that count toward liberal education, major or minor requirements.

You can choose from programs in Australia, Malaysia, South Africa or England. 

Read more about these programs below, or complete the form to the right and someone will contact you with more information and to answer any questions you may have.

Available Programs

southerncrossuniversity Australia

You'll study at Southern Cross University which is surrounded by rainforests and beaches. SCU offers an unforgettable experience with access to environmental and cultural opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else.

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You’ll study at Taylor’s University in an amazing country of diversity that is safe for American travelers. Most people speak fluent English and signs are often in English, which makes getting around easy. There is a rail system for easy transport as well as an international airport for easy travel to the Southeast Asian region.

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South AfricaSouth Africa

You’ll study at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and experience diversity in a different way. This is Nelson Mandela’s country which he and others fought so hard to end Apartheid. The official language of the country is English.

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Alnwick streetEngland

This is St. Cloud State’s flagship study abroad program located at the Alnwick Castle. The university has been sending students to Alnwick (pronounced Ann-ick) for nearly 40 years. Each term you’ll learn from two British instructors and two St. Cloud State faculty while taking liberal education or major courses. Courses are considered St. Cloud State courses, so no transfer is needed. 

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