Studying abroad can be a once in a lifetime experience—an opportunity that will enrich every part of your life. 

If you’re interested in studying abroad, you should consider what you’d like to learn from the experience. Do you want to acquire new language skills? Experience new cultures? Gain perspectives in your field of study? Travel? No matter your interest, DeSales has programs that will suit your needs.

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We're here to help you from the beginning to end, and all the steps in between. The best study abroad experiences require careful planning and time to make sure all necessary preparations have been made. It's never too early to begin the study abroad process.

Besides studying abroad through the programs offered by DeSales University there is also the opportunity to study abroad in a multitude of other locations around the world. If you are interested in studying somewhere other then the locations listed below, we are willing to work with you to help make it possible.

International University in Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland)

DeSales University students have the opportunity to study abroad in Geneva, Switzerland through a partnership with the International University in Geneva.  

Ranked among the top ten universities in Switzerland, the International University in Geneva (IUG) is an accredited academic institution specializing in business education. The University offers undergraduateand graduate programs in Business Administration, International Relations, Media and Communication and International Trade.

The curriculum features a unique combination of theoretical and practical instruction, with a particular focus on international business practices. The international exchange program offers an opportunity for students to study at renowned universities worldwide.

The International University in Geneva has established a network, developing a unique Europe, USA, Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East, to spend one semester at IUG and be credited at their institution. 

Through the multinational student body and faculty, when students leave IUG they have a lifelong link, through alumni, to a global network of professionals in the public and private sectors.



Requirements

Students at Desales who’d like to pursue a study abroad experience must meet the following requirements:

  • To participate you must be a full-time, traditional day undergraduate student.

  • You must ordinarily have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

  • You must be in good disciplinary standing.

  • You’ll need two letters of recommendation (at least one should be from a full-time faculty member).

  • Typically, you must have a sophomore or junior status

  • Before you start your study abroad program, you must resolve any outstanding issues with the Bursar’s office.