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International Programs

Explore Boundlessly

Will your life’s journey take you around the globe? We have amazing adventures where you can travel for an entire semester, for your summer break, or even just for a short “intensive” trip abroad. Traveling out of the country gives you a new perspective on the people and cultures of the world, as well as experiences and memories to last a lifetime.

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Mastering the Art of Money in Argentina: A Traveler’s Guide

By Professor of Political Science Mike Towle, Ph.D.

Everything you think you know about how to handle money while abroad does not apply to Argentina. But that’s part of the fun and adventure! Argentina offers some unique money challenges for travelers that require planning ahead. With the right information and preparation, you can make the most of your budget in this amazing country. For a typical traveler to Europe, the usual advice is to rely on ATMs for cash and credit cards. This is not the best advice for traveling to Argentina. While ATMs are convenient, you will not get the best exchange rate. And credit cards are not widely accepted. But no worries – there are better options! Read more about exhanging currency in Argentina.

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In many ways, my study abroad experience in Florence, Italy influenced my decision to apply for a Fulbright grant and attend graduate school abroad in Rome.

Anne Frederick, Italian and Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Inaugural Fulbright-LUISS Scholar earning a master’s in international relations at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome

Our Global Engagement Mission

At Mount St. Mary's University, we are committed to providing transformative international experiences for our students, faculty, and staff. The Office of International Programs plays a vital role in making this mission possible by prioritizing the well-being of our community members abroad.

Our Core Responsibilities

  • Continuous monitoring of global events to assess potential risks and implement proactive safety measures.
  • Developing comprehensive pre-departure training programs to equip travelers with essential knowledge and skills.
  • Ensuring adherence to the university's rigorous pre-departure protocols for international travel.
  • Rapid response and support for any incidents or emergencies involving our travelers worldwide.
  • Facilitating faculty-led study abroad programs that offer enriching global learning opportunities.
  • Guiding students in exploring international educational prospects that align with their interests and budgets.

Through our dedicated efforts, we strive to create an environment where global exploration, cross-cultural exchange, and academic enrichment can thrive while upholding the highest standards of safety and security. Join us in embracing the world and broadening your horizons with confidence.

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Student Resources for International Education

Our Student Resources page is a comprehensive guide for students seeking international opportunities. It covers costs for semester-long faculty-led study abroad programs, available scholarships, and on-campus offices like the Honors Program Office and the Office of Competitive Fellowships that can provide support and funding for research, study, and other globally-enriching experiences abroad.

Learn About Student Support for Studying Abroad

Faculty Resources

The Faculty Resources page equips our team with the tools for leading and administrating impactful study abroad programs. Find training opportunities, learn about the faculty committee that reviews programs and scholarships, and access policies governing faculty and staff international travel.

Learn About Faculty Support for International Opportunities

Travel Considerations

Exploring the world requires careful planning and preparation. Our Travel Considerations page is a comprehensive resource to ensure you have everything covered before your international journey begins.

On this page, you'll find vital information and guidance on: Passport and Visa Requirements; the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program; Health Insurance and Precautions; What to Pack; and our Emergency Protocols.

By taking the time to thoroughly prepare, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and resources to navigate your international experience confidently and securely. Turn to our Travel Considerations page as your go-to for ensuring a safe and hassle-free journey abroad.

Learn About Planning and Preparations for your International Experience

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Been there…

Read stories from Mount students who experienced these trips firsthand.

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Meet our Faculty

Tom Bligh, Ph.D.

Tom Bligh, Ph.D.

Associate Director of International Programs

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Sandy Baumgartner

Sandy Baumgartner

Administrative Assistant


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