Study Abroad

Connect to the World

Picture yourself strolling down an old cobblestone street in a historic city with new friends – one stop of many as you make your way around the world. Now make it a reality! Our Study Abroad programs elevate your overall experience at SMC and contribute to the development of your whole self —intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. And, at SMC, studying abroad doesn’t come with many extra costs beyond tuition, food and housing. See how far you can go as a Gael!

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Your Gael Experience Just Went Global

Get out of your comfort zone and discover someplace new. SMC offers 17 exciting and transformative study abroad programs in 14 different countries, giving you opportunities to live, contribute, and thrive in our global community. Explore our study abroad options and imagine your possibilities.

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Ready to start your adventure?

Now that your questions have been answered and you’ve picked your destination, all that’s left is registering for your global program of choice. Safe travels!

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Before you go...

It’s time to start preparing for your trip! But what should you pack? When should you get your passport? With so many questions and things to do before leaving, we’ve put together some tips and checklists that will help you prepare for your adventure abroad.

Learn from the Experienced

You probably have a lot of questions—let us put your mind at ease so you can focus on getting ready to experience the world. Get tips and tricks for making the most out of your experience abroad from other students, and find the answers to some frequently asked questions to help you plan your adventure.

Financing Your Trip

How can you finance this formative experience? You’ll meet with your financial aid advisor as part of your study abroad application process to go over tuition, fees, and other important information. You’ll also learn about different study abroad scholarship opportunities.

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Be you, wherever you go.

When choosing a global learning program there’s a lot to consider. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your decision regardless of your racial, ethnic, socioeconomic background, or sexual identity. With helpful resources, including SMC study abroad alumni contacts, your questions and concerns will be addressed, and your identities celebrated.

Contact Us

Center for International Programs

Dante Hall, Office 110

Office Hours:Monday-Friday

9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

(925) 631-4245