Studying abroad during winter break is a great option for seniors, athletes, students with a strict academic schedule, study abroad veterans, or first-timers who want to give international travel a whirl.
Winter courses last between two and four weeks and students typically earn one to four credits. Programs can be an extension of a Fall semester course or can run independently during winter break. Courses range from five to 25 students.
Courses are taught by faculty members from SAU or our UMAIE consortium partner schools. St. Ambrose University joined the Upper Midwest Consortium of Intercultural Education (UMAIE) in 2010 to give our students more options to study abroad during the winter. UMAIE courses are open to students from all seven member schools.
Studying abroad in the winter is not a vacation. Courses are academically rigorous and can be physically and emotionally demanding. But if you're up for the challenge, a winter study abroad course could open your eyes to the world and perhaps lead to future travel endeavors.