Why should I study abroad?
Exploring the world through studying abroad is an enriching and
eye-opening adventure, where learning extends far beyond the
classroom. The experience will expose you to new ways of thinking,
living, and viewing the world. Benefits include the opportunity to
learn about another culture firsthand, and to learn an entirely new
language or become fluent in one you have already studied. You can
travel, fulfill major and minor coursework requirements, and
develop new intellectual pursuits, skills, and perspectives. Learn more...
Who can participate in study abroad?
Most programs are designed for students who have already studied
at least 1 year at the college level. Many programs require a GPA
of at least 2.5 and all programs require that students be clear of
any disciplinary probation at the time of application.
When should I start planning to study abroad?
Early planning is the key to successful study abroad. For those
students in Nursing and Education, early planning is key! Any
student at the Mount can study abroad, regardless of major.
How long should I study abroad?
It is possible to plan a study abroad experience for a summer,
semester, or full academic year. There are even some short-term
travel study programs that last just a few weeks.
How will I choose the program that is right for me?
The possibilities for study abroad are abundant. Our office can
help you decide where you would find the best fit.
Can I afford to study abroad?
Yes! Generally, all federal financial aid awards, including
loans and grants, are applicable to Mount study abroad programs.
Financial aid packages are re-evaluated to consider the cost of a
specific program, and aid packages may be adjusted (up to the
maximum eligibility amount) according to the modified cost of the
study abroad program. Students may also be able to receive
additional loans to help finance their study
Are there special scholarships for study abroad?
Yes. Some scholarship money is available for certain study
abroad programs and through independent organizations. Generally,
there are more scholarships available for study in non-western or
Can I study abroad if I haven't declared my major yet?
Yes. A variety of general education courses are offered within
most study abroad programs.
How will the credits I earn abroad be applied to my Mount
course and credit requirements?
Credits taken abroad can be applied to your major, minor,
elective, or general education requirements. All course
equivalencies are done prior to travel.
Will I graduate on time if I study abroad?
Yes, study abroad is easily integrated into most academic
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to
contact Ashley Knox, Interim Director of International Programs, at
(845) 569-3798 or Ashley.Knox@msmc.edu