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.


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.

DeSales University Rome Campus (Rome, Italy)

Imagine waking up in Rome, walking the tree-lined streets of your Roman neighborhood, and climbing the steps to the top of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, where you catch a spectacular view of the city and the distant Colli Albani hills.  In the afternoon, you catch the Metro and speed uptown to Piazza Bologna for your classes in a charming Roman palazzo.  After class, you and your friends have dinner "al fresco" at your favorite local pizzeria and then take a leisurely walk along the River Tiber. 

As a student at DeSales University, you have the unique opportunity to study abroad in Rome for the same cost as a semester at DeSales. 

A select few students will also have the opportunity to participate in one of four internship spaces available within the Vatican: two spaces at the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, and two spaces at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

A DeSales University faculty member will be in residence in Rome during the semester and will teach courses in the program.


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.