International Students

Throughout the years there have been International students at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s Univeristy (CSB/SJU). Currently, there are more than 140 International students at CSB/SJU from 15 different countries including The Bahamas, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Japan, Macau, Poland, Hong Kong,  Rwanda, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago and Vietnam.

These students (past and present) have (and continue to) contribute to our school’s diverse atmosphere. Through participation in the various events on our campuses, International students are given the opportunity to present aspects of their own culture while experiencing another. This enhances the cultural experience for every student at CSB/SJU.

International Student Mentors

International Students Team

If you would like to schedule a one on one check in with your Mentor or haven’t received your assigned mentor yet, please contact us at [email protected].

Keilian ’24
Nassau, The Bahamas

Major: Economics

 Step out of your comfort zones and fully explore the new experiences that come with college life. Embrace your new environment, but at the same time maintain the values you are bringing from home.

Ask me about: Economics Club or Archipelago Caribbean Association!

Lara ’26
Jacobina, Bahia, Brazil

Major: Comunication
Minor: Teaching English as an International Langauge

Don’t be afraid or ashamed of showing up. College is one of the best times in life to be adventurous and develop in many ways. If you want to participate of discussions in class, do it. If you want to try a new job on campus, do it. If you want to create a new club, do it. Be confident and show up. 

Ask me about: Working on campus over the summer!

Charis B. ’25
Savage, Minnesota

Major: Chinese and Economics

Seek out those around you, friends, professors, mentors. You are not alone! There are people that have walked on similar paths that might be able to help with things you didn’t know they could. You will always have a friend here and a judgement free zone. Don’t be afraid to ask.

Ask me about: Bennies in Business, Women in Economics Club, Chinese Corner, and Intramural Sports.

S. Hang N. SOT ’24
Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Major: Systematic Theology



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