Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Education Abroad


Expand your world view and gain an unforgettable cultural experience during the study-abroad program in Italy.

Students study at the University of Macerata, Italy's second-oldest university.

St. Cloud State is known nationally for providing this opportunity to higher education and student affairs graduate and doctoral students from across the country.

Information Session

Receive an overview of the education abroad experience, discuss trip costs, itinerary, and general information about Italy, Macerata, and the University of Macerata.  This will assist you in making an informed decision about the education abroad experience.

The estimated cost includes tuition plus expenses. Tuition and fees will vary, depending upon if you are taking the doctoral or master's level course and whether you are a Minnesota resident.


  • Apply by Feb. 1 (Due to COVID-19, the May 2022 education abroad experience is cancelled)

We take 10 graduate and doctoral students, so this program is competitive.

For more information, contact Steven McCullar at  

Student Describes Experience

Doctoral student Melissa Ryan recounts the Higher Education Doctor of Education program’s study abroad trip to Macerata, Italy.

Scholarship opportunities

Italian Cultural Center

Apply for a scholarship through the Italian Cultural Center.

Higher Education Administration Program

Apply for a scholarship through the the Higher Education Administration Program.

Additional information

Contact Information

Questions about course:
Dr. Steven McCullar at 320-308-4727 or 

Questions about application process:
Rachel Gardner at 320-308-6078 or 

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