SMU Abroad continues to closely monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be notified of any change in the status of your study abroad program. Please check your SMU email and the Mustang Strong website for updates.

We ask participants to remain flexible as the situation with COVID-19 is incredibly fluid and unpredictable. Information regarding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, and SMU Abroad may be required at any given time to adjust policies and procedures to best support the health and safety of students. Program participants are personally responsible for meeting and abiding by all safety measures required for international travel and extended stays in foreign countries that may be in place during or after the pandemic. Any participant who fails to meet the required safety measure guidelines (i.e. negative COVID-19 test, proof of vaccination status, etc.) by the deadlines determined by SMU, the program provider, the foreign country, or the designated airline company may be prohibited from participating in the SMU Abroad Program trip.

Available Now

Faculty-Led Programs

SMU-in-Bali: Arts, Culture & Yoga


Program Directors: Anne Westwick & Jamal Mohamed

SMU-in-France: Language, Culture & Internships


Program Director: Paola Buckley

SMU-in-Germany: Language, Culture & Music


Program Director: Stephen Grollman

SMU-in-Italy: Arts & Culture


Program Director: Kathy Windrow

SMU-in-Japan: International Studies & Honors


Program Director: Hiroki Takeuchi

SMU-in-London: Communication, Culture & Social Innovation - Program Full- No longer taking new applications

Program Director: Sandra Duhe

SMU-in-Madrid: Spanish Language & Culture

Program Director: Olga Colbert

SMU-in-Oxford: International Studies & Honors

Program Director: Gretchen Smith

SMU-in-Prague: Russian Language, Culture, CS & Engineering

Program Director: Tatiana Zimakova

SMU-in-Rome-Paris: Culture, History & Honors - Program Full- No longer taking new applications

Program Directors: Melissa Dowling & Kathleen Wellman 

SMU-in-South Africa: Arts, Culture & Human Rights

Program Director: Barbara Hill Moore

SMU-in-Tokyo: Design Thinking for Possible Futures

Program Director: Burke Jam

SMU-in-Tuscany: Language & Culture- Program Full- No longer taking new applications

Program Directors: Aria Cabot & Daniele Forlino



Internship Programs

SMU Internships: Barcelona Business

Cox Majors & Minors Only

Administrative Director: Barbara Mohrle

SMU Internships: Dublin Business

Cox Majors & Minors Only

Administrative Director: Barbara Mohrle

SMU Internships: London Business

Cox Majors Only

Program Director: Barbara Mohrle

SMU Internships: London Communication

All Communications Majors Preferred

Program Director: Owen Lynch

 SMU Internships: Prague

Dedman Majors Preferred

Program Director: Pam Corley

SMU Internships: Prague Business

Cox Majors & Minors Only

Program Director: Barbara Mohrle

 SMU Internships: Seville

Advanced Spanish Required

Program Director: Leticia McDoniel

 SMU Internships: Sydney

Cox Majors & Minors Only

Administrative Director: Barbara Mohrle


 Hybrid Programs

SMU-in-London: London School of Economics and Political Science

Faculty Liaison: Nathan Balke

SMU-in-Siena: Music Performance

Faculty Liaison: Camille King


SMU STEM Research: Glasgow & Dublin

Faculty Liaison: Jennifer O'Brien


*Pending final university approval. Students must apply for these programs using the New Semester Program Request application until final approval is awarded. Please schedule an appointment with our Advisors to open an application. 

Semester Programs

API Programs

Semester Art and Design at Parsons Paris*

CET Academic Programs

CET: Siena*

IFE Programs

IFE Brussels*
IFE Paris*
IFE Strasbourg*

School for Field Studies Programs (SFS)

SFS: Australia - Rainforest to Reef*
SFS: Bhutan - Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition*
SFS: Cambodia - Environmental Justice and Mekong Ecologies*
SFS: Chile - Wild Patagonia: Fire and Ice*
SFS: Costa Rica - Ecological Resilience Studies*
SFS: Kenya - Endangered Species*
SFS: Panama - Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies*
SFS: Peru - Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon*
SFS: Tanzania - Wildlife Management Studies*
SFS: Turks & Caicos Islands - Marine Resource Studies*


School for International Training Programs (SIT)

SIT: Argentina - People, Environment, and Climate Change in Patagonia and Antarctica*
SIT: Argentina - Public Health in Urban Environments*
SIT: Argentina - Social Movements and Human Rights*
SIT: Argentina -Sustainability and Environmental Action*
SIT: Australia - Sustainability and Environmental Action*
SIT: Australia - Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology*
SIT: Cameroon - Development and Social Change *
SIT: Cameroon -Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development*
SIT: Chile - Comparative Education and Social Change*
SIT: Chile - Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development*
SIT: Chile - Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment*
SIT: Ecuador  - Development, Politics, and Languages*
SIT: Ecuador  - Comparative Ecology and Conservation*
SIT: Ghana - Globalization, Cultural Legacies & the Afro-Chic*
SIT: Iceland - Climate Change and the Arctic*
SIT: India - Public Health, Gender, and Community Action*
SIT: Indonesia  - Arts, Religion, and Social Change*
SIT: Jordan - Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East*
SIT: Jordan - Psychology, Well-being & Mental Health*
SIT: Jordan - Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action*
SIT: Kenya - Global Health and Human Rights*
SIT: Madagascar - Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management*
SIT: Mexico - Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities*
SIT: Morocco - Human Rights, Social Justice, and Cultural Transformation*
SIT: Morocco - Migration and Transnational Identity*
SIT: Nepal - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples*
SIT: Nepal - Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya*
SIT: Nepal - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples*
SIT: Netherlands - International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender*
SIT: Panama - Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conservation*
SIT: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization*
SIT: Portugal - Sustainability and Environmental Justice*
SIT: Rwanda - Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding*
SIT: Samoa - Social and Environmental Change in Oceania*
SIT: Serbia, Austria & Hungary - Comparative European Perspectives on Conflict and Democracy*
SIT: South Africa - Multiculturalism and Human Rights*
SIT: South Africa - Social and Political Transformation*
SIT: South Africa - Multiculturalism and Human Rights*
SIT: South Africa - International Relations in the Global South*
SIT: Spain and Ireland - Geopolitics & the Future of the European Union*
SIT: Switzerland - Global Health and Development Policy*
SIT: Switzerland - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy*
SIT: Switzerland - Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility*
SIT: Tanzania - Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology*
SIT: Tanzania - Zanzibar Costal Ecology and Natural Resource Management*
SIT: Tunisia and Italy - Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean*
SIT: Vietnam - Cultural, Social Change and Development *
SIT: International Honors Program (IHP) Cities in the 21st Century - People, Planning & Politics*
SIT: International Honors Program (IHP) Climate Change - The Politics of Land, Water & Energy Justice*
SIT: International Honors Program (IHP) Food Systems - Agriculture, Sustainability & Justice*
SIT: International Honors Program (IHP) Health and Community - Globalization, Culture and Care*
SIT: International Honors Program (IHP) Human Rights - Movements, Power & Resistance*

Program Types


Short-term, faculty-led programs offer students the opportunity to travel and study abroad under the leadership of SMU faculty members. These programs are offered in January, May, and Summer terms. Students can earn 3, 6, 7, or 8 hours of credit while spending one to eight weeks studying, researching, or interning abroad. All courses are either taught by or approved by SMU faculty.



SMU affiliated programs are hosted by well-established study abroad program providers. These programs offer a diverse array of study abroad opportunities around the world. Term program options include study at universities, study abroad programs on specific disciplinary subjects, language immersion programs, and programs with field study and internship components.



These programs merge the characteristics of the faculty-led and affiliated models. All courses are vetted and approved by SMU faculty. Students may have the option to enroll in courses at a local university.





Virtual Experiences

To meet students' needs both now and during future terms, we're offering virtual abroad programs. SMU Abroad's Virtual Internship program for credit combines a 3-credit summer online course with placement through our partners across global cities. Learn to excel in a global environment with international colleagues and gain remote professional networking and social skills.