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.
Athletes, Actors, and Sages: Greece Summer Study Tour
St. Mary’s Greece Summer Study Tour offers participants the opportunity to gain knowledge of the many layers of history in this part of the world of which influence far greater than the islands that encompass it. Students are able to make the sites, sounds, and structures of their readings come alive and learn that Greece has literally lived and died many times over and is now, most certainly, very much alive.
SMCM – USAC – Chiang, Mai, Thailand
Study abroad in Northern Thailand in vibrant city field with ancient culture. Chiang Mai is ideal for students who are interested in the economics, philosophy, politics, religions, culture, and language of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, in a city that is manageable, walkable, exotic, and unforgettable. They also have the opportunity participate in volunteer and/or internship programs.