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!
The Office of Study Abroad is committed to developing students as global citizens through experiences overseas, whether by education abroad, cultural exchange, service-learning, and/or research projects in countries outside the U.S.
The Office of Study Abroad strives to ensure that all students who want to study abroad are able to do so, regardless of financial need. Additionally, the Office of Study Abroad strives to ensure that the students who are studying abroad represent the diversity of Saint Martin’s student population.
Where will you go?
Saint Martin's has study abroad programs in hundreds of locations around the world. Pick from sister universities and partner programs located around the world! Some possibilities include: Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, France, India, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Korea, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Spain, Vietnam, 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.
*Please note, partner programs may charge an additional program fee.
Note: This information is only applicable for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Updated information will be posted soon for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
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 2018 semester study abroad||April 2, 2018|
|Summer 2018 study abroad*||April 2, 2018|
|Spring 2019 semester study abroad||October 1, 2018|
|Spring and Summer 2019 Study Tours||November 16, 2018|
|Summer 2019 study abroad*||March 1, 2019|
|Non-credit-bearing Education Abroad programs for the 2018-2019 academic year||Program dependent|
*Summer study abroad are other study abroad programs that are not Faculty/Staff-led study tours nor credit-bearing education abroad programs.
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.