Life Changing Study Abroad Opportunities

Live and study for a semester in Gaming, Austria, just a short and enjoyable train ride from Rome, Prague, Avignon, and the whole of Europe. Spend a semester studying the Medieval period in Oxford, England. Or, if you’d like, work with our faculty to craft your own study abroad experience at many universities in many other countries.

Wherever you go, you will be forever changed by the study abroad experiences Franciscan University has to offer.


Our largest and very popular study abroad program, the Austria program brings 150-200 Franciscan students to the center of Europe every semester. Students participating in this program live and learn in a 14th-century former Carthusian monastery. Classes are taught in English by Franciscan University professors, and students studying in the German Bachelor’s Degree Program will have ample opportunities to immerse themselves in the German language. Weekly travel opportunities make the grand heritage of Western civilization—especially of our Catholic faith—come alive. It is an experience our students and alumni talk about for the rest of their lives. Explore the Austria pages to learn more about the Study in Austria opportunity. >>

Oxford, England

If your academic interests include studying the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods, we offer semester experiences at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University in England. This opportunity is ideal for those enrolled in the English Bachelor’s Degree Program. Contact Dr. John Holmes in the English Department to inquire. >>