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Study Abroad

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.

Semester-Long Programs

Travel for a full semester and immerse yourself in language and culture.

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Atlantic Coastal Experience (Environmental Studies)

The Coastal Semester is an experiential learning program that provides a solid academic framework for the study of environmental science that immerses students in coastal environments by traveling to multiple sites throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. As a member of a close-knit, motivated community, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for the coastal environment through an interdisciplinary program covering the biology and ecology of the coastal environment, as well as placing coastal issues in a historical and cultural context.

Fall semester, odd years
Faculty contact: Abigail Kula, Ph.D.

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Argentina (AIFS)

Mount students in the Argentina program live and study in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires. During their time there, they will learn of Argentina’s rich history, sample the country’s cuisine, develop Spanish language abilities, learn about the country’s rich cultural traditions, all while living in a modern city with walkable neighborhoods connected by an excellent public transportation system. Learn more about the Argentina program.

Fall semester, even years
Faculty contact: Fall 2024 - Pratibha Kumar

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Athens, Greece (CYA)

Spring semester, odd years
Faculty contact: Spring 2025 - Elaini Tsoukatos

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Cuenca, Ecuador (University of Cuenca)

Spring semester, even years
Faculty contact: Spring 2024 - David McCarthy, Ph.D.
Faculty contact: Spring 2026 - Sarah Krueger, Ph.D.

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Dublin, Ireland (AIFS)

Fall semester, odd years
Faculty contact: Fall 2023 - Tom Bligh, Ph.D.
Faculty contacts: Fall 2025 - Jamie Gianoutsos, Ph.D., and Jessy Jordan, Ph.D.

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Florence, Italy (AIFS)

Fall semester, odd years
Faculty contact: Fall 2023 - John Hersey, Ph.D.
Faculty contact: Fall 2025 - Michael Towle, Ph.D.

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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

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Prague, Czech Republic (AIFS)

Spring semester, even years
Faculty contact: Spring 2024 - Michelle Patterson, Ph.D.
Faculty contact: Spring 2026- David McCarthy, Ph.D.

 

Recurring Short Programs

Learn about different cultures, pick up a new language or strengthen your understanding of the world around you in these recurring programs.

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Brazil or South Africa (Business / Economics)

Spring break, even years
Faculty contact: Michael Barry, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M

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China and/or Taiwan (Business / Economics)

Fall break, odd years
Faculty contact: Michael Barry, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M

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Costa Rica (Language)

Summer semester, odd years
Faculty contact: Diana Rodriguez-Lozano, Ph.D.

chenonceau castle in france

France (Language)

Summer semester, even years
Faculty contacts: Marco Roman, Ph.D., and Roxanne Stefanik

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India (Business / Economics)

Spring break, odd years
Faculty contact: Michael Barry, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M

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Italy (Art and Journaling)

Discover the poetry and the beauty of Florence one sketch at a time. To draw is to make a mark, and every drawing —similar to a life— is an amassing of marks, constructing an artifact of experience and memory. This five-week course will give you the opportunity to explore Florence while creating a sketchbook filled with unforgettable memories of your experiences in the form of collage, journaling, watercolor paintings, drawings and more. Recommended for all levels of artistic ability from art novices to experienced artists. Additionally, you'll have opportunities to travel outside of Florence, including a trip to Venice to attend the Venice Biennale—the largest contemporary art exhibition in the world.

Summer semester, odd years
Faculty contact: Nick Hutchings, M.F.A.

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Morrocco

Summer semester, odd years
Faculty contact: Marco Roman, Ph.D.

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Spain (Andalusia Experience and Language)

Winter term and summer semester, even years
Faculty contacts: Michael Miller, Ph.D., and Diana Rodriguez-Lozano, Ph.D.

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Switzerland

Summer semester, even years
Faculty contact: Sarah Zipp, Ph.D.

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Tanzania (Service Learning)

Summer semester, even years
Faculty contacts: Fr. James Donohue, Ph.D., and Charles Strauss, Ph.D.

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Vietnam (Business / Economics)

Fall break, even years
Faculty contact: Michael Barry, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M

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Been there…

Read stories from Mount students who experienced these trips firsthand.

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Not Recurring Short Programs

Learn about amazing places and grasp a new understanding of the world in these limited study abroad programs.

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Barbados & St. Lucia

Winter break 2025
Faculty contact: Sarah Zipp, Ph.D.

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Colombia

Fall break 2026
Faculty contact: Diana Rodriguez-Lozano, Ph.D.

medieval town of rothenburg ob der tauber bavaria germany

Germany

Spring break 2024
Faculty contact: Susann Samples, Ph.D.

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Japan

Winter break 2025
If you have any questions please contact us at goabroad@msmary.edu

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Peru (Service Learning)

Fall break 2024
Faculty contact: Diana Rodriguez-Lozano, Ph.D.

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South Carolina

Spring break 2024
Faculty contact: Timothy Fritz, Ph.D.