Study Abroad

Student FAQs

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.

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 in 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 abroad experience.

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 developing countries.

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 MSMC 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 programs.


If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact Emily Marmo, the Director of International Studies. 

Emily Marmo
Director of International Studies
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, New York 12550
Hudson Hall Room 106 A
(845) 569-3262
emily.marmo@msmc.edu

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330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
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