Global Perspective Budapest dancers
Global Perspective yellow house in forest
Global Perspective Venice
Global Perspective Cote d Azur
Global Perspective rooftops
Global Perspective Vietnam rice paddy
Global Perspective swan boats Japan
Casa Bayanihan Study Abroad Program

Learning side by side with classmates from more than 70 countries or in one of 70 study abroad programs, our students mature socially and intellectually by exploring different cultures, lifestyles, values and beliefs.

As one of the most culturally diverse universities in the United States (U.S. News and World Report ranks us 10th in international student enrollment), USF is a community where students, faculty and staff learn from each other.

The multicultural communities and international businesses that surround your new home in the heart of San Francisco complement the education you’ll get on campus and around the world. From study abroad opportunities in Europe to cultural immersion program in South America and internships in Asia, our graduates are prepared to hit the ground running in increasingly global careers.


Study Abroad in all Corners of the World

SA Bolivia with quote
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
SA Japan
In Yukata in Japan
SA Australia
With a young kangaroo in Australia
SA Assisi Italy
Assisi, Italy
SA Tunisia
In the Sahara in Tunisia
SA Venice
Venice, Italy
SA Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
SA Fes Morocco
Fes, Morocco
SA Paris
At Notre Dame in Paris, France
SA Morocco
SA Spain
Toledo, Spain
SA Argentina
Cordoba, Argentina
SA Rome plaza
Rome, Italy
SA Carnivale Venice
At Carnival in Venice, Italy
SA Rome Keats Grave
At the grave of Keats in Rome, Italy
SA Brussels Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
SA Rome Colosseum
At the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
40 countries
Studying conflict in the Middle East, teaching in South Korea — these are just two ways students carry USF’s social justice mission into the world. More than 70 study-abroad programs in 40 countries — from Cape Town to Bangkok; from Santiago to Bilbao — give USF an international scope.


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A Global Education

Two University of San Francisco faculty members climbed Africa's highest peak for charity. Karen Francis and Diana Lattimore, both Associate Professors of Kinesiology, climbed the 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The women are part of a group raising money for Big City Mountaineers, an organization that takes underserved teens on back country adventures.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Kids
USF Students and Alumni Named Fulbright and Gilman Scholars
Four USF students and alumni will study, teach, and volunteer in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe as part of prestigious U.S. Department of State programs.
Alum Builds Solar Cookers for Afghan Refugees
Alum Builds Solar Cookers for Afghan Refugees
Jack Howell ’64 is leading an effort to build and distribute thousands of portable solar cookers for free to refugee families in Afghanistan who live without electricity or running water in tents and mud houses.
Research: Typhoons' Devastation Puts Baby Girls at Risk
A USF researcher worries that thousands of baby girls remain at risk in the months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.