In a world where borders are shrinking and your profession can take you to all points north, south, east or west — by plane or by phone — study abroad becomes a vital part of a holistic education. Along with professional preparation and the development of marketable skills, international study increases our self-confidence, global awareness and understanding of our place in the world. In addition, we can learn new languages, make lifelong friends and try things we've never tried before — all while having the time of our life!
Where will you go?
Saint Martin's has study abroad programs in hundreds of locations around the world. Pick from universities located in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, France, India, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Korea, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Spain, Wales, and more!
What you need to know:
- The cost of a semester abroad can be approximately the same as a semester at Saint Martin's and financial aid may transfer depending on the program.
- You do not need to speak a foreign language to study abroad.
- You can earn credit toward your major, minor, or elective requirements.
- You can study abroad for a semester, year, or choose from one of our exciting short-term or summer programs.
- The minimum GPA for study abroad programs is 2.7, although some programs require higher. Additionally, you must be in good standing with the University, and have completed at least 12 collegiate credits.
Yearlong and semester
Spend an academic year, semester or summer break abroad through one of our approved study abroad programs. Regardless of the country, you are able to take English classes in the majority of the programs that are offered. Our unique sister universities, distinctive cooperative agreements and signature degree programs provide a wide range of options.
Each year Saint Martin’s faculty 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 more meaningful.
How to apply
- The minimum GPA is 2.7, although some programs require higher.
- Students must be in good standing with the University. They should not currently be on behavioral probation, nor have been on probation the preceding semester.
- Students must have completed at least 12 collegiate credits (transfer credits accepted).
|Program timeframe||Application due date|
|Fall semester abroad||March 16|
|Spring semester abroad||October 10|
|Short-term programs||Program dependent (~ November 17|
|Summer abroad||March 16|
For our parents
Parents and family members play a significant role in supporting students throughout the overseas study experience, and it is important you have a clear idea of what is involved. We hope that the following information will answer most of your questions. If you have any questions after reading this, please first ask your student and then feel free to contact us with additional concerns.
Studying overseas is an endeavor that takes a high level of initiative and responsibility on the part of the student to make it successful. The staff in the study abroad office work primarily with the student, as research shows that the more involved a student is with their own planning process, the more successful the study abroad experience will be. We believe that by taking responsibility for planning the overseas study experience, students can learn and practice skills that prepare them for future travels.
Learn. Travel. Discover.
Swimming with sharks
“Although studying abroad can be a little scary at first, it is so worth it. Without this opportunity, I wouldn’t know what Australia was like, let alone what it would be like to swim with some of the most fascinating animals in the ocean.”