“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

So you want to study abroad?  That's what we like to hear!

To get started, please read the program descriptions listed below.  Also, join one of our upcoming Information Meetings so we can help you identify the right program for you.

SMC-sponsored programs
These programs have been vetted by Saint Mary's College of California.
  • Courses transfer back one-to-one. All courses are vetted and pre-approved by Saint Mary's faculty and transferred back as SMC equivalents
  • Students can take classes that count towards their major & minor requirements to ensure that they graduate on time
  • There are no additional program cost--tuition and housing costs are the same on campus as they are abroad
  •  Financial aid and SMC scholarships travel with you--students who study on a SMC program can apply all their federal and state financial aid as well as any institutional scholarships
Exchange programs
These programs have been vetted by Saint Mary's College of California.
  • Courses transfer back one-to-one. All courses are vetted and pre-approved by Saint Mary's faculty and transferred back as SMC equivalents
  • Students can take classes that count towards their major & minor requirements to ensure that they graduate on time
  • There are no additional program cost--tuition costs are the same on campus as abroad but students pays housing fees on site
  • Financial aid and SMC scholarships travel with you--students who study on a SMC program can apply all their federal and state financial aid as well as any institutional scholarships
Lasallian Consortium programs
These programs are administered by another Lasallian university in the U.S. but the benefits are the same as a SMC-sponsored program.
  • Courses transfer back one-to-one. All courses are vetted and pre-approved by Saint Mary's faculty and transferred back as SMC equivalents
  • Students can take classes that count towards their major & minor requirements to ensure that they graduate on time
  • There are no additional program cost--tuition and housing costs are the same on campus as they are abroad
  • Financial aid and SMC scholarships travel with you--students who study on a SMC program can apply all their federal and state financial aid as well as any institutional scholarships
Non-SMC programs
In some cases, students wish to study abroad on a program that is not offered through the SMC-sponsored, Exchange or Lasallian Consortium programs. Please take into consideration the following notes:
  • Students need to apply and be accepted to study abroad through both the Center for International Programs and their non-SMC program
  • Students take a Leave of Absence from Saint Mary's for the study abroad term (Fall/Spring/Year programs)
  • All federal & state financial aid travels with students but SMC scholarships do not--the SMC scholarships are, of course, available to students again as soon as they return to Saint Mary's
  • Courses may not transfer back exactly as one-to-one equivalents
  • Students pay a $200 non-SMC processing fee to the Business Office as part of their SMC study abroad application

To browse through our programs, CLICK HERE

 

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