Travel and earn college credit

Our journeys take us around the world to places like China, South Korea, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Spain, and world-famous cities, like Paris, France; London, England; Rome, Italy and more. Take a peek into the past and see what might be in store for you. Then get started on your journey today!

At Mount Mary, learning goes beyond the classroom — and beyond our borders. Explore a new location over a school break, during the summer or for an entire semester. Start creating your study abroad experience by following seven easy steps. Read what fellow Mount Mary students had to say about their study abroad experiences.

A Fresh Take on Interior Design

A Fresh Take on Interior Design

In Spring 2017, students learned about Scandinavian design and travel blogging, earning credit while traveling over break!

3 Mount Mary students have participated in the U.S. / China Study Delegation sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

3 Mount Mary students have participated in the U.S. / China Study Delegation sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Students enjoyed the opportunity to network with other African American students from across the U.S. while exploring China.

Intern Abroad

Intern Abroad

Lexi interned in South Africa, which confirmed to her that she chose the right major: Health Communications. Find out more about her experience under "Study Abroad Journeys."

Haley participated in the U.S. / China Study Delegation sponsored by the CBCF.

Haley participated in the U.S. / China Study Delegation sponsored by the CBCF.

Haley visited the Great Wall of China and learned from local lectures over 2 weeks in summer.

Students learned about biological diversity and sustainable practices over winter break in Costa Rica.

Students learned about biological diversity and sustainable practices over winter break in Costa Rica.

Study abroad programs often take advantage of local expertise and site visits to provide experiential learning.

Study Abroad During School Breaks

Rome for CORE credit in Theology or Philsophy: December 27, 2019 — January 16, 2020

Jet to Rome and study in the Eternal City as part of a short-term, faculty-led study abroad program. Renowned through the centuries for its beauty and history, Rome has many faces: capital of a vast empire, cradle of Christianity in the West, nurturer of Renaissance art, producer of modern fashion, diverse global center and exemplar of Mediterranean culture and cuisine. Download the information and the application.  

Costa Rica for CORE credit in Literature or Science:  December 28, 2019 — January 14, 2020

Venture to Costa Rica and explore its amazing biodiversity as part of a short-term, faculty-led program, and discover the "Switzerland" of Centrla America, a country which disbanded its army in 1949. Covering just 0.03% of the globe's surface, Costa Rica is home to 6% of the world's biodiversity and has devoted nearly 26% of its land to conservation and national parks. This program focuses on environmental topics and sustainable practices, with an emphasis on food production, including coffee and chocolate tours. Download the information and the application.  

Guatemala for Spanish Language + Service Learning: December 27 — January 19, 2020

Travel to Guatemala and study Latin American civilization, while learning more about its indigenous culture, on this short-term, faculty-led study abroad program. The historic homeland of the ancient Mayas, the nae for Guatemala may derive from a word meaning "land of trees." Guatemala maintains a significant population of indigenous people in its interior uplands, which distinguishes this country from its neighbors. Participants will stay with a host family to enhance Spanish language fluency, while earning credit in Spanish language and participating in service learning. Download the information and the application.  

Study Abroad During Summer

Arrange Individual Study Abroad Opportunities
If you want to study in a different location than offered through our faculty-led programs, Summer is a great time to explore! Earn credits over the summer in Thailand, or participate in an internship in Spain or South Africa. Contact the International Studies Office for more details on how to select the best option to fulfill your academic and professional skills.

Semester and Yearlong Programs are available through our Partners:

CEA      SAI Programs      ISA

University Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion Programs