Global Focus

Become a Citizen of the World

Nazareth offers multiple ways to gain the global dexterity that's essential in many careers and in understanding our world today.

Study abroad

Few college graduates have had an international experience. Gaining one helps you stand out when you apply to graduate school or enter the workforce. Nazareth's short-term and long-term study abroad programs span the globe, allowing you to immerse yourself in another language and culture and enhance your confidence and independence. You can even participate in a professional internship abroad. If you want to study in a location where there isn't an established program, we'll work with you to make it possible. And don't worry, you can take your federal aid and scholarships with you. Nazareth also supports students seeking competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.

Details about current offerings: Nazareth's Center for International Education.


The Fulbright Scorecard

Nazareth supports students and faculty in applying for Fulbright awards, which fund international graduate student, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Since 1990, Nazareth Fulbrighters have been granted awards to more than two dozen countries, including Argentina, Australia, Honduras, South Korea, and Yemen.

In the past five years:

  • 20 undergrads have earned Junior Fulbright Scholarships.
  • Two faculty members have been named Senior Fulbright Scholars.
  • Six undergrads have earned French Government English Teaching Assistantships.

Learn more: Fulbright scholars at Naz.


Language houses

Nazareth's Casa Hispana, Casa Italiana, and French House offer immersive experiences right on campus, including foreign films and cooking classes. These cultural centers also draw people from the community who further enrich our events. The French House is also a residence hall for 13 students interested in French language or Francophone culture and hosts frequent dinners, lectures, theatrical readings, and exhibits.


Academic programs

Build your expertise in world knowledge through any of these Nazareth majors or minors: Asian studies, international studies, international business, modern foreign language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, religious studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).


International students

Learn and grow by connecting with students and scholars from around the globe who come to Nazareth. In one year's time, more than 270 students, faculty, and staff from 35 countries study, conduct research, and teach at Nazareth. You can even choose to live in our Global Commons in Medaille Hall, an intentional community of American and international students. Programs organized by resident assistants, faculty, staff, and the Center for International Education promote intercultural understanding.


And more

  • Nazareth's Arts Center includes international performances on campus, and students get a free ticket to every show.
  • The Clinton Foundation selected 11 Nazareth students to attend Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) 2014, an international student conference for student leaders/entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to public health, education, environment, poverty, and human rights problems. One of the Nazareth projects, for example, is a partnership between social work graduate students and South Sudan Village Care Foundation to reverse high maternal and infant death rates through safe birthing practices. Read more.
Annemarie Tiburzi

Annemarie Tiburzi ’12

Annemarie Tiburzi, an international business major, studied for a semester in Valencia and interned in marketing at the Escuela de Español Hispania. Read about her experience.

Casa Hispana at Nazareth College

Immersion on Campus

"One of the things about Naz that I think sets our campus apart from other schools is our three language houses! They are the center of our three largest language clubs (French Club, Spanish Club, and Italian Club), and they each sponsor lots of weekly events and opportunities for Naz students to immerse themselves in foreign cultures."

Conner Burry '17, music therapy major. Read his full blog.