Study abroad brochure
For more information contact:
Study abroad office
Email: SMU Study Abroad
Office of International Programs
5000 Abbey Way SE
Old Main Room 430
Lacey, WA 98503
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST
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Signature short-term and study tours
Saint Martin's study tours
Each year Saint Martin’s professors and staff lead groups of excited and
interested students around the globe for an international learning
experience. Students are able to better appreciate the subject matter by
experiencing it first-hand and professors and staff make the subject matter
Each program provides the same quality of teaching and care that our on
campus classes do. Here is a summary of our short term programs offered
Japan cultural exchange tour
The Japan cultural exchange tour (JCET) is a tradition at Saint Martin's
University. Each year, five selected students are led by selected Saint
Martin's faculty and staff to go to Japan for approximately two weeks.
Participants stay with host families and hotel accommodations are provided
in Tokyo. This is an incredible opportunity to experience Japanese home
life, meet other students and enjoy the sights and culture of Japan. For
more information please visit: Japan
cultural exchange tour.
Korea cultural exchange program
The Korea cultural exchange
program (KCEP) is a new program offered at Saint Marti's University. Six
selected students will go to Korea for approximately three weeks.
Participants will stay with host families and enjoy many cultural
activities. This is an incredible opportunity to experience Korean home
life, meet other students and enjoy the sights and culture of Korea. For
more information please visit:
Korea cultural exchange program.
Student teaching in China
ESL student teaching in China. If you are interested in doing student
teaching in ESL in China in fall or spring, there are two sites (Hainan and
Zhuhai) available. Students receiving student teaching credits are required
to complete the ELL endorsement program and attend the intensive Chinese and
culture workshops prior to departure. Students not receiving student
teaching credits are required to take the ED 425 class (methodology for
teaching foreign language) and attend the intensive Chinese and culture
workshops prior to departure. The hosting institutions will provide free
airport pick-up/drop-off, room/board, and a modest monthly stipend. Students
are responsible for their roundtrip airfare, visas, personal expenses, and
any domestic travel expenses. If you have any questions or would like to
pick up/return an application for any of these programs, please visit the
Study Abroad Office, Old Main Room 427.
Russia language program
Contact: Professor Jamie Olson
Dates: Travel June-July 2014
This intensive Russian language program is held at the Karelian State
Pedagogical Academy in Petrozavodsk and partners with a fellow Benedictine
University. Instructors are specially trained in foreign language education
and in addition to academic work, they organize numerous outings and ways
to connect with local Russians. No previous knowledge of Russian is required.
Are you interested in teaching a course to students in a different
country? If so, you have come to the right starting place. Leading a
study tour experience is a memorable and possibly life changing event
for you and the students. Beyond developing relationships and taking in
new sights, many other benefits exist including: Networking with faculty
at other foreign universities and discovering collaborative projects and
unique research opportunities. Strengthening your own campus courses as
a result of the new perspective you bring back to Saint Martin's.
Enhancing the overall academic experience for students by providing an
alternative perspective to learning subject matter. Developing student
confidence and character by facilitating personal growth, independence,
and a stronger sense of direction and interconnectedness to the world.
“It is such a privilege to witness students deepen their
understanding of another language and culture outside the classroom.
They learn so much from the each other as well as the experience of
exploring a different country.” – Kathleen McKain, PhD SMU French
Study tour resources