Do you want to earn course credit, while travelling the globe? If you truly want the world to be your classroom, then Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s study abroad program is the right fit for you.
Studying abroad gives you control of your future by broadening your perspectives and enhancing your professional potential. The growth and development you can obtain from studying abroad is unmatched. With more than 25 majors, SMWC students with a variety of interests can benefit from studying abroad.
Achieving cultural literacy in another country -- some understanding of another perspective on the world -- will deepen self-understanding, and will contribute to a greater understanding of your society and your values. You can dispel stereotypes through unexpected personal connections and encourage others to see past misconceptions about your own culture.
"As a result of studying abroad, I am more independent, more globally connected and I understand other cultures, not through stereotypes, but through the friends I made."
-Jennifer Shetley Slabaugh, 2010 graduate; earned 15 credit hours studying for four months in Florence, Italy
SMWC students have studied in places like Belize, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Taiwan and New Zealand. You can earn course credit, expand your career international opportunities and add knowledge of other cultures to your learning experience. Studying abroad takes backbone, determination and a sense of adventure. The influence and effect of this cultural exploration will last a lifetime.
“Studying abroad gave me some of the best educational and personal experiences I have ever had. I enjoyed every second of it: learning a tribal click language, shark cage diving off the coast of Cape Town, learning about Apartheid from the people who lived through it or surviving the world’s tallest commercial bungee jump.”
-Maureen Caitlin Brown, class of 2011; earned 16 credit hours studying for a semester in South Africa
Programs can last from several weeks to several months and, in many cases, financial aid can be applied to at least some of the costs.