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Through an affiliation with Saint Mary’s University Twickenham London, all SMU undergraduate students are provided with an opportunity to spend a fall semester studying abroad. Students remain fully enrolled at SMU and are able to apply financial aid toward program costs. The study abroad experience at St. Mary’s University Twickenham London includes registration for 3-4 modules/courses (approximately 15+ U.S. credits), on-campus accommodation, board (2 meals daily), airport pickup (on specified date/time), post-arrival orientation programming, and a social package that includes off-campus excursions to sites such as Wales, Bath, and Stonehenge.
St. Mary’s University Twickenham London is the UK’s largest and leading Catholic university, ranked in the top 5 in the UK for student experience and top 10 for teaching quality. The scenic campus is located in South West London, 30 minutes from the center of the city. With a student body of approximately 5,500, over 90 nationalities are represented on campus.
Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE)
Rome - the Eternal City! This semester-length program gives students from Lasallian universities the opportunity to study and live together at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in the Generalate in Rome-the mother house for the Lasallian Christian Brothers. Created by the US Lasallian universities, this exciting program provides students the chance to have a deeper understanding of John Baptiste de La Salle and the Lasallian Christian Brothers while completing major, minor, and general education requirements at their home institutions.
Students enrolled at Saint Mary’s who are attending an approved affiliated study abroad program have all courses transcripted as SMU courses. The list of approved affiliated programs is available in the study abroad office. Courses from approved affiliated programs are transcripted using a department identification code that connects each course to the affiliated program.
Restriction of Institutional Aid
Students enrolled at Saint Mary’s and attending an approved affiliated study abroad program are restricted in the type and amount of institutional aid they can apply to program costs. Please contact the coordinator of study abroad to discuss program fees and financial aid implications.
Spanish Studies Abroad
Spanish studies provides students with a true cross-cultural exchange by inviting them to expand their world-view through quality cultural and language immersion programs. Spanish studies offers semester-long and summer programs in Alicante, Barcelona, and Seville, Spain, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Córdoba, Argentina, and Havana, Cuba. Spanish language proficiency requirements vary depending on the program.
Alicante, Spain (fall, spring or summer semesters): Spanish studies abroad students in Alicante study onsite at Universidad de Alicante. Through university coursework, homestays with native families and multiple cross-cultural opportunities, students find Spanish studies in Alicante to be a highly immerse and integrated study abroad experience.
Barcelona, Spain (fall, spring or summer semesters): While studying with Spanish studies abroad, students will be enrolled in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) located in the urban center of Barcelona. Students will be immersed in both Spanish and Catalán language and culture. Courses at UPF are taught in English, Spanish or Catalán.
Seville, Spain (fall, spring or summer semesters): Since 1969, the Spanish Studies Abroad Seville program has maintained a strong dedication to academic integrity and an emphasis on the personal growth of the student. Some features of the program include: a wide variety of course offerings; native Spanish professors; internships, volunteer and community service opportunities; all-inclusive day and overnight study trips; and monthly cultural events at the Center for American and Spanish students.
San Juan, Puerto Rico (fall, spring or summer semesters): Spanish Studies Abroad offers the opportunity for students to study and live at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (USC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Students will be immersed in Puerto Rican and Caribbean culture and take courses in a variety of subjects including Spanish language, business and humanities.
Cordoba, Argentina (fall, spring or summer semesters): Spanish Studies Abroad, in cooperation with Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), offers a unique opportunity for students. A variety of cultural activities, study visits and unique work experiences are designed to fully integrate students into the daily life of Argentina.
Havana, Cuba (fall, spring or summer semesters): This language immersion program offers students the opportunity to study at the Universidad de la Habana, Cuba’s principal and oldest university. Students get an opportunity to study and live in the Caribbean’s largest and most vibrant city. Homes stays, community service opportunities, cultural visits, and overnight excursions are included.
Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA)
Paderno del Grappa, Italy (fall, spring or summer semesters): The 12-week semester program offers undergraduate students the experience of learning abroad while taking a variety of high-quality courses in business, economics, communication studies, journalism and Italian. Courses are taught in English and emphasize current international trends. CIMBA, which espouses a distinctive program philosophy that combines traditional classroom teaching with mentoring and experiential learning activities to help develop decision-making and problem-solving skills, is affiliated with the University of Iowa. A 4-week summer program is also available.
The Lasallian International Programs Consortium
Saint Mary’s is a member of LIPC, which is composed of the six U.S. Lasallian colleges and universities, for the purpose of creating and managing quality educational programs throughout the world for students of member institutions. The consortium has a variety of programs that offer a diverse curriculum, institutional environment and program experience. Saint Mary’s students can attend LIPC affiliated prgrams in Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Switzerland.
SAI–Florence University of the Arts
Florence, Italy (fall, spring or summer semesters): Students study in Florence at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) while living in apartment-style housing. The university is located in the city’s historic center, where students are surrounded by beautiful Renaissance art and architecture. With a population of 500,000, Florence offers all the excitement and amenities of a large city while its proximity to the Tuscan hills allows for trips to the Italian countryside. At the university students are able to take up to 15 credits, choosing from a wide selection of courses in the liberal arts, science, and business and economics. All students are required to enroll in Italian language courses as part of their program.
Student Teaching Abroad
Student teaching abroad opportunities are facilitated in collaboration with the School of Education. Saint Mary’s students may participate in student teaching abroad through Cultural Immersion Projects, a consortium facilitated by the University of Indiana. Through this organization, student teachers may be placed in a variety of countries including the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Costa Rica for five-six weeks after completing a minimum of 10 weeks of student teaching in the Winona area. Students teach in the curriculum that follows the national model of the country chosen. There are no foreign-language proficiency requirements for most locations.
Short-Term Study Abroad Programs
Short-term faculty-led programs are less than an academic semester in length and are arranged and offered for academic credit by Saint Mary’s University under the direction of a faculty member. Two or three short-term study abroad programs are offered in the spring semester each year, and include a course taught by SMU faculty and a travel in a country or region of the world related to the course material. Travel will typically take place in May/June and have a length of 10 days to three weeks. Program length, cost and eligibility differ by program. Short-term study abroad programs are ideal for students who may not be able to spend a full semester abroad.
Affiliated Summer Programs in France
Two short-term study abroad programs are offered in the summer in partnership with the UniLaSalle in Beauvais, France. Students stay in UniLaSalle’s international student residence hall, located on a safe, 10-acre pedestrian campus just north of downtown Beauvais, France. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office.
Culinary Sciences for Health Benefits: From Field to Plate
Participate in an intensive, interdisciplinary program that combines culinary arts, health sciences and their application for health benefits. The culinary workshops and lectures in this program are based on research conducted by LaSalle chefs and faculty engaged in research on nutrition and cancer.
Discovering European Food Heritage
Be part of an intensive, interdisciplinary program that combines agricultural systems, regional food production, and their significance in creating sustainable landscapes. This summer course compares agricultural systems and addresses topics such as innovative initiatives in food production and processing, food quality labels, and landscape research. The course will benefit students in agricultural economics, environmental sciences, food sciences or landscape science or related disciplines.
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