Returning to SMU


It can take up to 4 months after a semester abroad for SMU Abroad to receive a transcript. After receipt, students will be notified via email by SMU Abroad. This email will include the list of courses taken abroad and any SMU course approvals that have been shared with our office. Abroad courses and grades will not appear on a student’s SMU transcript until every course has been approved for SMU credit. If all courses have been approved for SMU credit, it may still be several weeks before the SMU transcript is updated. It is possible for the transcript process to be delayed by the following:

  • Financial hold with the provider
  • Unapproved courses

Get Involved

Peer Advisors are students who have been hired and trained to take on an active role in SMU study abroad. Peer Advisors can assist with general other Mustangs study abroad, each student is currently working on a project to make study abroad even better at SMU!  

Ambassadors are returned study abroad students who volunteer to share their experiences with prospective study abroad students. While they are not specifically trained on recent processes and advising (with the exception of those who are also Peer Advisors), they inform others about their personal experiences on a program or in a certain location. Click here if you are interested in becoming an SMU Abroad Ambassador. 

International Opportunities

There are many opportunities available to you after studying abroad. SMU Abroad is here to discuss options with you, and has many resources at the office in the Blanton Student Services Building. Below are a few links that will assist you in continuing your international path to success.



  • TAPIF - The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages.
  • EPIK - EPIK invites native English speakers with a motivation to share their knowledge and language with Korean students and teachers within the Korean public school system throughout the country.


  • Peace Corps - The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.