Study Abroad Opportunities
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), Oxford
Experience Oxford whilst still receiving course credit at St. Mary’s
Students may attend either one or two semesters. Each semester, students enroll in two private tutorials, taught by Oxford professors; one seminar class; and one sightseeing tour.
The Centre primarily focuses on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in England, and also offers tutorial programs in archeology, art history, studio art, history, languages, literature, law, philosophy, theology, women’s studies, and writing. All courses offered through CMRS are preapproved for transfer credit, and it is possible to earn 16 upper-division elective English credits during a semester of study. Students wishing to follow a more modern course of study also have options open to them.
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The Gambia Signature Program
St. Mary’s is the first U.S. institution of higher education to establish a memorandum of understanding with the University of The Gambia (UTG). This understanding provides many study abroad opportunities for St. Mary’s students.
The Peace Program
The Peace program aims to sustain educational and cultural exchange that promotes understanding and friendship as the basis for collaborative research, advocacy, and activism among individuals, organizations, communities and nations in the pursuit of peace and development of democracy.
The Signature Semester
Students spend approximately 16 weeks in Senegambia taking a seminar-style course on subjects relating to African culture, economics, and language.
The Service-Learning Semester
Students spend approximately 18 weeks in The Gambia, experiencing African culture whilst fulfilling 17 credit hours.
The Field Studies Program
A seven week program (half a semester of coursework), where students perform first-hand research in an area of interest in The Gambia.
Himalayan Odyssey, India
An eighteen day intensive study tour of India that will introduce students to the culture and Hindu religious traditions of India in the Northwest Himalayan regions and along the sacred river Ganges.
Students will follow high-altitude pilgrimage trails to the Hindu temple of Kedarnath (right). They will spend two days with the Hindu residents of a remote and beautiful Himalayan village, visit yoga centers, ashrams, temples, and encounter world-renouncing holy men in the sacred city of Rishikesh.
- To deepen your knowledge of India (and by extension the world) and its great cultural diversity
- To expand your awareness of religious world views, practices, architecture, art, literatures and lifestyles.
- To have an unforgettable, fun, challenging, eye-opening, and (hopefully) life-changing experience, all amidst some of the most spectacular mountain peaks on the planet.
- St. Mary’s students have many opportunities to study abroad with the Office of International Education.
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