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A hallmark of your education at Saint Mary’s is the opportunity to study abroad. Whether you choose a semester or a full year, a spring break trip or a summer program, you have the opportunity to expand your perspective by exploring the world. Experience a different culture, try new things, and gain your independence. Never before has study abroad been so integral to the student experience. In our global economy, employers value the intercultural competencies and leadership skills gained by navigating your way through an unfamiliar environment. Whether immersive language program in Spain or exploration of ancient Christianity in Greece, there’s a study abroad program for you.
Argentina – Córdoba
Facilitated by our partner, Spanish Studies Abroad, the Córdoba Program offers three enrollment options: summer, fall or spring semester, and academic year. Courses are taught in Spanish by Spanish professors. Students will study at the distinguished Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and live in private homes with host families. Learn more.
Belize – Marine Biology Program
Saint Mary's offers a week-long spring break field experience in South Water Caye, Belize as part of the Marine Biology program. Students will stay at the facilities of IZE Belize marine biology field station and conduct research throughout the week. Learn More.
Ecuador – Environmental Summer Program
The three-credit Ecuador Environmental Program highlights the natural beauty of Ecuador in a two-week travel experience. Open to all majors and class years, students spend time in Quito, the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. Offered every other year. Learn more.
England - London
The London Program has two enrollment options: fall or spring semester, or academic year. Students study at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London and can choose from over 40 courses of study. Internships are also available. Students live in on-campus housing. Learn more.
England - London Business Practicum
The three-week London LEB Practicum offers students the opportunity to manage a project with real clients. In this hands-on program, students will consult with clients on issues facing their organization to come up with a solution. This summer program is ideal for management, business, finance, and marketing students. Learn more.
England - Oxford
The academic-year Overseas Student Programme at Oxford University provides highly motivated students with a special opportunity to study at one of the world’s most storied universities, and have access to the same academic, cultural and extracurricular opportunities available to all Oxford students. Students are housed in one of two historic houses on stately St. John Street. Learn more.
European Summer Study Program
Traveling to seven countries in one month, the European Study Program provides an excellent short-term study travel experience, making study abroad possible for students that cannot or do not want to travel for a full semester, due to limitations such as academic scheduling or athletic commitments. This program will reopen for applications for Summer 2025.
France – Angers
This immersive French language program offers three enrollment options: summer, fall or spring semester and academic year. Students will study at the Universite Catholique de l'Ouest, beginning with an intensive language period. Students will live in private homes with host families. Learn more.
Greece – Summer Program
The Greece Summer Study Program is an 18-day program beginning near the end of May. Students immerse themselves in the Greco-Roman world and learn how Greek culture and cities influenced early Christianity by traveling throughout Greece and investigating history, pagan religions, politics, city planning, architecture, art, and economy. This program will reopen for applications for summer 2025.
Hungary – Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics is an academically rigorous program with two enrollment options: fall or spring semester and summer term. BSM classes are taught in English by eminent Hungarian professors. Students live in furnished apartments near their classes. Learn more.
Ireland – Maynooth
With the Saint Mary's College Ireland program, located at Maynooth University, Maynooth County, Kildare, students study abroad as a cohort during fall or spring semesters. Students live in university apartments with other international students. Learn more.
Italy – Rome
Facilitated by our partner in Rome, John Cabot University, the popular Rome Program offers three enrollment options: fall or spring semester, academic year, and summer term. Students will study at the JCU campus and live in university-owned apartments. Learn more
Japan - Tokyo
Saint Mary's offers an exchange program with Ochaomizu University in Tokyo which focuses on women's leadership. All classes are multi-cultural, aiming for students' career development, and promotion of international exchanges. This program begins in the summer and continues through the fall semester. Learn more
Morocco – Ifrane
The Exchange Program in Ifrane, Morocco offers three enrollment options: fall, spring, or academic year. Students study at Al Akhawayn University and gain knowledge of the Arab and Islam world. All classes are in English. Learn more
Puerto Rico – San Juan
Facilitated by our partner, Spanish Studies Abroad, students in the Puerto Rico Program will study at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, and live in on-campus residencias. Students can choose from three enrollment options: fall or spring semester, academic year, and summer term. Learn more.
South Africa - Capetown
Facilitated by our partner in South Africa, ISA (International Studies Abroad), the Capetown Program has two enrollment options: fall or spring semester and academic year. Students study at the University of the Western Cape in courses taught in English. Students will be housed in a dorm that is located about 35 minutes away from UWC. Learn more.
South Korea - Seoul
Students participate in a direct student exchange program with Ewha Womans University in Seoul. Students will take classes taught in English and live in on-campus residence halls. Korean language is not required for this program. Learn more.
Spain - Alicante
Designed as a language-intensive program at the intermediate to advanced Spanish levels, students in the Alicante Program benefit from a rich language-focused curriculum, taught by professors at Universidad de Alicante. Facilitated by our partner, Spanish Studies Abroad, enrollment options include: fall or spring semester, and summer. Learn more.
Spain - Seville
The Seville Program is facilitated by the Spanish Studies Abroad Center, housed in two connected classical Sevillian mansions. Students will study courses taught in Spanish by Spanish professors, and live with host families. Three enrollment options are available: fall or spring semester, academic year, or summer term. Learn more.
The Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership
The Study Abroad programs at Saint Mary's are part of the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) , an office which educates and empowers women to be leaders in their local and global communities. CWIL provides women with the knowledge, skills, and cultural competencies to create meaningful change in the world through inclusive and justice-based programs. Inspired by the Sisters of the Holy Cross’ commitment to end intolerance, inequity, and gender discrimination, our goal is to cultivate more just, equitable, and inclusive communities. To reach that goal, we work with local community members and leaders, Saint Mary’s students, faculty, staff, and international partners to empower women across the globe—socially, politically, and economically.
Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership