Study Abroad: Semesters
The College of Mount Saint Vincent encourages students to live and learn in foreign countries for their formation as global citizens. Our study abroad programs broaden cultural and intellectual horizons and deepen the students’ perspective on their homes and the world.
The College participates in semester-long exchange programs with St. Mary’s University in London and the Florence University for the Arts, both offering courses for students in a variety of majors and concentrations.
The College also belongs to several consortia with which students are able to study in a number of countries while fulfilling Core or major/minor courses. The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) offers a number of opportunities for semester, summer, and academic year-long programs for all majors and interests. Likewise, through the College’s participation in the Lower Hudson Valley Consortium of Catholic Colleges and Universities, students are able to participate in semesters and summer programs organized by St. John’s University, Manhattan College, and Iona College.
Through its partnership with IPSL, a world leader in international education and service learning, the Mount offers semester-long and summer service learning programs across the globe. Students study at local universities and institutes while spending a number of hours a week in community-based service projects of their choice. The College also sponsors Alternative Spring Break trips, thus rounding out the possibilities, where students can travel as far away as Guatemala or as close to home as Kentucky to help the disadvantaged.
Students are encouraged to start planning early to adequately prepare for a semester or year abroad and should contact the office of Study Abroad to start discussing options.
The Voyage Out
Here are just a few of the many possible ways you can become a global citizen at the Mount:
- Studying international business trends in Brazil
- Experiencing Italian architecture, art, and cuisine on short-term faculty-led trips to Rome or spending a semester in Florence
- Studying English literature and history in London
- Observing education trends and economic development in China
Through our partnership with IPSL, you can also find semester-long programs and short courses in the following countries:
- Cordoba, Argentina
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Galapagos Islands / Quito, Ecuador
- Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Montpellier, France
- Thessaloniki, Greece
- Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Dublin, Ireland
- Siena, Italy
- Cusco, Peru
- Segovia, Spain
- Arusha, Tanzania
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Portland, OR, United States
- New York, NY, United States
- Hanoi, Vietnam
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