About the Office

The SMU Abroad Office serves the SMU community by developing and coordinating international programs, and by providing support services during and after the experience abroad. Students at SMU have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of January, May, Summer and semester abroad programs, including academic programs that yield University Curriculum and Common Curriculum credit, major/minor-specific programs, internships, and guided research. These programs may be faculty-led, SMU approved affiliated, hybrid, or virtual abroad programs. Students studying, researching, or interning abroad encounter diverse global communities and intellectual traditions. SMU Abroad programs and global partnerships enhance academic and experiential learning around the world.

General Email: abroad@smu.edu
Main Office Phone: (214) 768-2338

Meet the Team

Christie Pearson

Director, Education Abroad


McCall Calloway

Assistant Director


Jessica Martinez



Krista Nikolova

Education Abroad Coordinator


"Study abroad is a special experience for every student who participates. Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience. It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community." Benjamin A. Gilman