The flexibility of the St. Mary’s curriculum allows students to study abroad on a short-term, a semester, or even a year-long program without compromising their St. Mary’s course credits. Not only do students have the opportunity to satisfy their ELAW (Link here) requirement but they are able to fulfill major, minor, and elective course requirements as well.
Over 50% of St. Mary’s students take advantage of the more than 25 SMCM study abroad program offerings at some point during their academic career. While it may seem challenging for some students to study abroad due to their major requirements, financial means, etc., St. Mary’s has strived to provide programs that will fit will even the most challenging fields, such as Biology and Chemistry, as well as offer as many scholarship opportunities as possible to make study abroad an accessible endeavor for as many St. Mary’s students as we can.
Akita International University
Akita International University is a small liberal arts university located in Northern Japan which offers a wide variety of courses mostly taught in English. Students have the opportunity to take courses in Asian Studies, Political Science, Economics, and more all while being immersed in the Japanese culture and life as they live and study among other Japanese and international students.
Semester in India
SMCM students have the opportunity to study abroad in Southern or Eastern India at one of three high caliber Indian institutions. They can take courses in environmental science, biology, sociology, cultural anthropology, women and gender studies, religious studies, computer science, and more. Additionally, they can take part in two included excursions including one to the Golden Triangle. This program is a must for those interested in a unique culture, excellent, mostly vegetarian, food, diverse people, and beautiful views.