Thursday, December 6, 2007

Study abroad opportunities

By Emilie Fisch
Cardinal Staff

Saint Mary’s University has a variety of study abroad programs that are open to individuals in any major.

Popular programs are London, England in the fall and Florence, Italy in the spring, though many students are starting to explore countries like Ireland, France, Spain, South Africa and Australia as study abroad options.

The most popular spring program has been Florence, Italy, a program run directly through SMU. However, due to more opportunities available through other schools, students are choosing to go to a variety of different countries. The enrollment for the Florence program is lower for spring 2008 than in years past, as the junior class is smaller and most students study abroad during their junior year.

Twelve SMU students will depart for Florence in January and will be joined by three additional students from other schools. To learn more about the various study abroad programs that SMU offers, contact Renee Knutson, director of career services and study abroad, in Saint Mary’s Hall 136A.

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