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CSB and SJU highly ranked in Open Doors 2014 report
CSB and SJU are ranked among the top baccalaureate schools nationally for total number of study abroad students, as well as international students studying in the U.S.


CSB and SJU ranked highly in Open Doors 2013 report
According to the annual Open Doors report, in 2013, The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University ranked No. 2 nationally for mid-length duration study abroad programs are those lasting one semester. CSB and SJU were the highest ranked Minnesota colleges in the category.


CSB and SJU remain No. 1 nationally for semester-long study abroad participation
2012 was the third consecutive year that CSB'SJU ranked No. 1 nationally among  baccalaureate institutions with students who participate in mid-length study abroad programs, according to the 2012 Open Doors annual report.

CSB/SJU receives the 2012 Simon Award
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have received the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The award recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization.

Study abroad, family-style
CSB/SJU Communication & Marketing colleague Diane Hageman traveled to visit her son David on his study abroad trip in Italy. Diane, husband John, and daughter Nicki joined David on the weeklong interval between the study sites of Athens, Greece and Rome, Italy. This is Diane's story!


Sustainability abroad
Judy Purman, Director of Sustainability at the College of Saint Benedict takes a second group of students to Yambiro, Ecuador where they collaborated with community leaders to identify and work on community needs.

Study abroad trip to Chile leads to donation
CSB graduate Courtney Kelley talkes about how the study abroad program in Chile led her to donate toys, puzzles, and gift cards for children in an orphanage in Vina del Mar, Chile.

CSB/SJU Defies Borders
In this article by CSB/SJU's "The Record", students Baylee Mehr and Kalleah Morseth talk with nine young women from St. Xaviers University in India. These women attend the same university that our CSB/SJU students will attend in their study abroad program in India. The nine women were at CSB/SJU as part of the newly set up exchange program.

Summer in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Read about Tony's experience during his international internship in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

From Abroad: Insight to Ireland
CSB student Kelly Butorac studied abroad in Ireland (Galway) Spring 2011. In this article in "The Record" Kelly talks about the way of life in Spiddal and how studying abroad in Ireland has changed her life.