Studying overseas provides a unique opportunity for opening up fresh perspectives on international political, economic and social issues, interpersonal relationships and ultimate career choices. It takes students on a journey beyond Marymount, enhancing their desire to explore, increase intercultural competence, engage in critical reflection, and pursue deeper and broader understanding of themselves and of the world.
Students return from study-abroad with more self-confidence, greater intellectual maturity, a stronger sense of independence and responsibility, and an appreciation for their own culture as well as that of others. It is a transformative experience.
Marymount’s study abroad and travel study programs directly support our emphasis on encouraging students to recognize and develop multiple perspectives and global awareness.
Students who are enrolled full-time in their chosen semester study-abroad program receive college credit on their Marymount transcripts. Students who participate in the summer London program earn five hours and students who participate on faculty-led travel study programs earn hours as determined by the faculty leading the course.
Reflections for a Marymount online study abroad course are tailored for the international experience and will engage the student in critical reflection related to personal growth and development as well as global competence. The course, Global Studies 241, can be taken for one or two credits.
Marymount provides Semester Abroad programs that span the world!
Carolann DeSelms, Ph.D.