Study Abroad

Students in Montreal

Rockhurst students are encouraged to study abroad through accredited programs that literally open the classroom door to the world. A variety of well-established programs are available in many locations around the world through a number of affiliated universities and study abroad providers.

For more information email the Study Abroad Office.

Paivi Bybee, Study Abroad Adviser
Van Ackeren 213

Office hours:
Monday—10 a.m.-noon
Tuesday— 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday—1-3 p.m. 
or by appointment

Rockhurst University Programs

In addition to the large number of programs available through study abroad providers, Rockhurst offers three programs of international study through the Department of Modern Languages and Literature:

Students experience the culture and excitement of Rennes, France while gaining French language proficiency and valuable insights through first-hand experience.

Students earn academic credit, stay with a Spanish family and travel to areas of interest several weekends during the program.

Magis Exchange Program
Students stay one semester at an international Jesuit university to study and volunteer, service-learn or intern.

Forms and Information

These resources require logging in to the University portal to access.

Study Abroad Application (PDF) 
Pre-Approval of Study Abroad Credit (PDF) 
Study Abroad To-Do Checklist (PDF) 
Helpful Tips & Packing Checklist (PDF) 
Safety Guidelines (PDF)

Additional Study Abroad Resources

The following are links to resources that will help you start planning your study abroad experience.

Approved Jesuit Study Abroad Programs:

Approved Study Abroad Providers:

Other Providers (approved on an individual case basis):

General Information About Study Abroad:

CIEE International Study Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Financing Study Abroad:

Students studying abroad are registered as full-time Rockhurst students, and may apply Federal financial aid toward the cost of studying abroad. Students may receive transfer credit for elective, core, or major courses, keeping their programs of study on track while experiencing diverse cultures. Contact the Director of Study Abroad to learn about available programs and for assistance in the application process. 
Below are links to other websites that may be helpful in identifying financial resources for study abroad opportunities.

Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource
Study Abroad Funding

Passport and Visa Information:

U.S. Department of State – travel advisories and visa information
Perry International

Study Away (US) Opportunities:

Lakota Nation – South Dakota State University
Washington Semester – American University