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We are glad you wish to include a study abroad opportunity as part of your undergraduate experience. The Center for International Programs offers the following programs:

SMC-sponsored programs
These programs allow students to seamlessly study abroad without causing any interruption in their work towards graduating within four years.
  • 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 allow students to seamlessly study abroad without causing any interruption in their work towards graduating within four years.
  • 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, please see below:
  • 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 start searching for a program, please CLICK HERE.