Study Abroad

International study broadens your perspectives, enhances your self-confidence and strengthens your adaptability.

Whether you are looking to enhance your foreign language skills or simply immerse yourself in a different culture, Loras College can help you identify international programs that best match your experiential learning goals. Study abroad experiences are life-changing – that’s why we offer all Loras students, no matter their major, an opportunity to live and study in another country. We sponsor study abroad semesters in Argentina, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. For all Loras-sponsored programs, students receive 100% of their institutional, state and federal financial aid while studying abroad.

Short-term international study travel options are also offered during January term to further encourage students to explore other cultures. Destinations have included Belize, China, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Peru and more! 

The World Is Your Classroom

From the majestic Iguazu Falls to the modern Buenos Aires, Argentina is full of Spectacular scenery and vibrant cities.


Ireland’s evergreen terrain has earned it the nickname Emerald Isle.


Portugal shares the Iberian Peninsula with Spain in western Europe. The Atlantic Ocean borders Portugal on its western and southern sides.



Spain’s capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters.


Study virtually anywhere! We partner with other institutions to expand your options further for international study to all corners of the globe.


Loras is affiliated with eight other institutions which expands your options further for international study to virtually anywhere in the world! Contact us for more information and a complete list of study abroad destinations.

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

I absolutely loved my experience abroad in Ireland. It was more than worth my while. My entire outlook on life changed after coming home. It is hard to put in words, but I can feel a distinct difference in the person I was before I left and the person who returned to America. -Ellie H., Ireland

Studying abroad allows you to develop skills and give experiences a classroom setting simply cannot provide. Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is scary at first, but it’s exciting. It’s an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems. -Geovanni A., Botswana & Spain

Straight Talk from a Duhawk

"I absolutely loved my experience abroad"

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