After careful deliberation and with the input of partner organizations, the University of St. Francis will continue to suspend student participation in all study abroad activities through the end of fall 2021. USF is a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), which has canceled all study abroad programming through fall 2021. The suspension applies to all study abroad programs administered by any other university or study abroad organization.

Student safety remains our highest priority. Disruptions caused by the pandemic and the impact on travel have created many uncertainties. Based on the most recent information from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health,  as well as global data, USF leadership has determined it is prudent to suspend all study abroad activities.

We recognize that some students will be disappointed with this decision. Please know that we continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on international travel. We are hopeful that we might resume study abroad programming in spring or summer of 2022.

Beth K. Roth, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
University of St. Francis
Updated 27 April 2021

There are many reasons why you should study abroad, so it is great that you are considering such an incredible opportunity! Study abroad will not only help you learn and grow as a person, but it will also improve your resume and you’ll gain skills that employers in all fields value.

First, check out the different programs available through USF. There are many different types of programs, so don’t let all the decisions overwhelm you. It is helpful to first determine the length of the program you want and your budget, then decide on a program from there. Also, make sure to read the FAQs.

Once you’ve determined the type of program you are interested in, you will need to complete all the required application materials for your program and submit them to the International Programs Office Suite on the second floor of the Motherhouse. You can also email the International Programs Office at with any questions.

Information About Programs

Study Abroad Application Materials

Once You’ve Returned

Once you’ve returned from your study abroad adventure, we ask that you help the International Programs Office promote study abroad to the University of St. Francis students by attending study abroad fairs and speaking to classes! There is no better way to get future study abroad-ers excited about going abroad than hearing about what an amazing time YOU had! You will be contacted by the International Programs Office upon your return home requesting your attendance/assistance at upcoming study abroad events.

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