Yearlong and Semester Programs

There are opportunities to spend a semester, academic year, or summer break abroad through one of our approved Saint Martin’s study abroad programs. Regardless of the country students are studying abroad in, they are able to take English classes in the majority of the programs that are offered. The following is information about our unique sister university and distinctive cooperative agreements.

Through studying abroad at a sister university, SMU students benefit from the strong connections and relationships that our staff and faculty have cultivated for over 25 years. Staff and faculty at sister universities will be excited to welcome you and take good care of you during your study abroad program because of their desire to reciprocate the hospitality that they experienced while visiting Saint Martin’s with their students. Although many sister universities are in Asia, there are often many courses taught in English.

Most existing scholarships will transfer and additional scholarships may be available depending on the program and sister university. Below is a summary of semester and summer programs offered at our sister universities:

Institution Location Language reqs Cost
Ashiya University Ashiya, Japan Some Japanese SMU tuition plus housing fees
Cheongju University Cheongju, South Korea Korean SMU tuition plus housing fees
Chung Shan Medical University Taichung, Taiwan None SMU tuition plus housing fees
Kobe University Kobe, Japan Some Japanese SMU tuition plus housing fees
KonKuk University Chungju, South Korea Korean SMU tuition plus housing fees
Mukogawa Women’s University Nishinomiya, Japan None SMU tuition plus housing fees
National Tainan Nursing Institute Tainan, Taiwan None SMU tuition plus housing fees
Reitaku University Kashiwa, Japan Some Japanese SMU tuition plus housing fees
Sangmyung University Seoul, South Korea Korean SMU tuition plus housing fees
Sejong University Seoul, South Korea Korean SMU tuition plus housing fees
Shanghai Maritime University Shanghai, China None Business only
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai, China Chinese SMU tuition plus housing fees
Sogang University Seoul, South Korea None SMU tuition plus housing fees
Soongsil University Seoul, South Korea Korean SMU tuition plus housing fees
University of Duisburg/Essen Duisburg, Germany None Program dependent

In addition to our distinctive sister universities relationships, our thoughtful cooperative agreements allow students to attend yearlong and summer semesters throughout over 100 locations worldwide. As part of our agreements, most of the programs are available to Saint Martin’s students at a reduced cost and additional scholarships are available.

All students enroll directly with a selected program provider, but still must meet Saint Martin’s study abroad criteria. The Study Abroad Office is happy to help with the advising and application process. Below is a summary of our cooperative agreement programs:

Institution
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Location Language reqs Cost
Syracuse University Europe, South America and Australia None Country dependent
IFSA-Butler Europe, South America and South Pacific Country dependent Country dependent
BEI Northern Ireland None Saint Martin’s tuition
American University of Paris Paris, France None Semester dependent