Picture yourself studying abroad with SMU!
What “study abroad” means at Saint Martin’s University
Here at Saint Martin's University, we believe that a study abroad
experience should be more than just jetting off to another country to snap
some photos. It should be a memorable and meaningful life experience that
encompasses our core themes and commitment to a holistic education. As
students, you should have the ability to connect with the local community
and make a lasting impression within yourselves and their environment.
Why should I study abroad?
Studying abroad will help you become more successful in academics
and your future career.
Studies have shown study abroad can strengthen marketable career
skills, such as ability to work in teams and be flexible.
Additionally, graduate school selection committees and employers
often regard applicants with study abroad experience more favorably
than those without.
Studying abroad helps develop global awareness in the academic world
and everyday life.
Studying in a non-English speaking country helps you become
proficient in a new language!
Studying abroad helps you experience personal growth; a greater
sense of confidence, independence, and sense of direction.
You can build lifelong friendships with people from around the
What do I need to know about
You do not need to speak a foreign language to study abroad.
You can earn credit toward your major, minor, or elective
The cost of a semester abroad is approximately the same as a
semester at Saint Martin' and often your financial aid will
You can study abroad for a semester, year, or choose from one of our
exciting study tours. Summer
programs are also available.
The minimum GPA for study abroad programs is 2.5, although some
programs require higher. Additionally, you must be in good standing
with the University, and have completed at least 12 collegiate
Saint Martin's has programs where you can study abroad in hundreds of
locations around the world. Pick from a university located in Argentina,
Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Ghana,
India, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Korea, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,
Scotland, Spain, and Wales. There is a country just waiting for you to
We're here to help. Whether you're looking for information, applying for
a program, or currently studying abroad, we're always ready to assist
you in any way we can. Feel free to stop by the study abroad office any
time to discuss questions or concerns.