The Smith Center

We facilitate global engagement opportunities that extend St. Olaf’s liberal arts learning to communities locally and around the world.

About the new Smith Center
Photos across the Smith Center's website have been captured by students during their programs

Study Abroad + Away

Programs in the US and in more than 40 countries around the world

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Academic Civic Engagement

Courses with a community-engaged learning component

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Study abroad/away is for everyone

Learn about financial aid, scholarships, and how the Smith Center makes study abroad and away accessible for every Ole.
Financing your experience ➤

From the local to the global, we enable students to develop global and intercultural skills through study abroad/study away programs in the US and internationally, as well as Academic Civic Engagement courses.


study abroad and study away programs


courses with an academic civic engagement component

Global perspectives start local

Academic civic engagement (ACE) is applied learning within a community context for the common good.
ACE courses ➤