International Students

A Globally Engaged Community

A Globally Engaged Community

International students are an important and growing part of the student body. In 2018-19 St. Olaf welcomed students from more than 100 countries.

The college’s emphasis on languages, international and off-campus study, and a global perspective makes this an excellent place for international students to live and learn.

Photo: International Night Celebration at the Lion’s Pause

FINANCIAL AID

St. Olaf campus during winter

Degree-seeking students may apply for financial aid and scholarships. While the average award is approximately one-half of tuition, the range of financial aid awards is based upon family resources and can be up to the full comprehensive fee.

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Hello! My name is Jenny Howenstine and I am the Associate Dean of Admissions and the Director of International Recruitment. I love representing St. Olaf around the world and getting to know prospective students and families, and I look forward to working with you through your college search and the application process. I can’t wait to welcome you to campus should you decide to enroll!

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Jenny Howenstine - International Admissions

MAJORS AND PROGRAMS

St. Olaf campus during fall

St. Olaf fosters learning by challenging students academically and surrounding them with a supportive community that provides opportunities to engage and grow. Our curriculum fosters critical thinking, creative problem solving and communication skills. Our residential community builds connections that lead to lifelong friendships.

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Campus Life

Campus Life

We have designed the campus, the curriculum, and the extracurricular programs to connect people and build strong connections. The majority of Oles live in dorms on campus where they find support and friendships that last a lifetime.

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Watch Mykhe's Video

MYKHE NGUYEN ’19

Political Science Major
Mathematics Major


Watch Ahmed and Rammah's Video

AHMED NOMAN ’18, RAMMAH SHANDAQ ’18

Economics Majors with emphasis in Finance


Watch Nadine's Video

NADINE DOGBE ’19

Biology Major