Why Study Abroad

Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to study abroad or an international internship, there’s plenty to be gained from an international experience. Not only will you develop a better understanding of the world, you’ll do it within a safe, secure program with ties to your university.

There are lots of reasons why you should consider an international experience:

  • Have fun
  • Invest in your future
  • Earn Saint Mary’s credits
  • See the world from a new perspective
  • Build your résumé
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Develop fluency in another language
  • Learn about yourself
  • Enrich your academic studies
  • Develop new attributes and skills

What Our Students Are Saying

Hiro: "I feel that I gained more self-confidence through this exchange experience. Now I have studied in Canada and Norway, and I feel like I can go anywhere in the world and cusseed in any place. A few years ago, I was just a nervous international student from Japan who was reluctant to speak to people and make friends. Now I am confident and always ready for a new adventure." 

Keith: “I loved travelling with my classmates to visit their home villages all across the country. Travelling in Uganda is a real adventure. I also enjoyed immersing myself in Ugandan culture, and picking up the accent."

Samantha: "I learned so much and saw so many new things and got to experience so many different cultures. I went places I never thought I'd go and it reminded me that the world is so big and vast and there's so many exciting places and people that are out there for you to interact with. It has made me a happier, more curious and well rounded person."

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