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Study Abroad Programs


Paris!Get outside your comfort zone and your time zone.

Whether it is for an entire semester, for the summer, 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 around you. You'll learn something new about how you fit into the big picture and have some amazing selfies to share with your friends back home.

The whole world will want to get to know you.

Share your life and culture with a host family in a total immersion program, designed to integrate you into local life by challenging you to speak only the foreign language while living with native speakers.

After being on campus for a few years, you'll be ready to see the world for a few months. Take your upperclassman skills to a new level with an internship at a Parisian art museum, or by teaching English as a second language at an elementary school in South America — wherever you choose to go your Mount education (and professors) will guide you along the way.


Programs Include

Dublin, Ireland (fall semester, odd years)
Students take two courses offered by the Mount professor, an Irish life and culture course and one course of the students choosing.

Florence, Italy (spring semester, even years)
Students study Italian 101 at the Mount during the fall semester preceding the trip and then take Italian 102 as one of their four courses in Florence. The Mount professor offers two courses, and AIFS arranges for an Italian life and culture course and the Italian language course.

Prague, Czech Republic (fall semester, even years)
Students take two courses offered by the Mount professor in addition to the Czech history course, and Czech life and culture course. Students may choose a brief immersion into Czech during the opening weeks of the semester or study Czech more seriously throughout the entire semester.

London, England (spring semesters, odd years)
London is a consortium program conducted with AIFS and three other colleges and universities from the United States—the University of Wyoming, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Students take three of the nine courses offered by professors from the four schools and a course on British life and culture taught by local professors.

Seville, Spain (summer)
The summer program in Seville, Spain is conducted at the Center for Cross-Cultural Study. Students enroll in a four-credit, three intensive-weeks in Spanish language and live with a family in Seville. Students sign a contract to speak Spanish only while in the Center and on excursions as a condition of acceptance into this total immersion experience.

Tours, France (summer, even years)
The summer program in Tours, France is conducted at the Institute de Touraine. Students enroll in a six-credit,  four-week course in French language and live with a family in Tours. In addition, students enroll in a three-credit course entitled “French Civilization through the Pays-de-Loire” with a Mount French professor.  In addition to the class discussions, students experience the content of the course through visits to castle towns in the Loire Valley, Paris and Versailles.

Salzburg, Austria (summer, even years)
The five-week summer program in Salzburg is held at the beautiful campus of the American International School. Students will select a course in European history or culture, enriched with excursions and activities included in the program. Knowledge of German language is not required for participation.

San José, Costa Rica (summer, odd years)
Total Immersion: students speak only Spanish during this 24/7 experience. The summer program in Costa Rica is conducted at the Forester Institute in San José. Students enroll for nine credits of course work—two courses of Spanish with professors from the institute and a third course with a Mount professor.

On each of these programs, Mount faculty members accompany the students and teach some or all of the courses. Programs in Dublin, Florence, Prague and London are conducted with the assistance of the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS) which arranges flights, housing for students, use of facilities, student services, special instructions and outings to local cultural/historical sites. For more information please email studyabroad@msmary.edu.

 
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