Affiliated programs have been vetted and approved by the University. Students who participate on these programs earn SMU Credit.
Cost information for Summer Programs can be found in each program web page.
Want to know more about different program types? View our Program Type Comparison Chart or the "When Should I Go Abroad" Guide.
Non-Affiliated Study Abroad Programs
SMU students who hold F-1 or J-1 visas and wish to study in their home countries may transfer credits back to SMU from non-SMU affiliated programs or non-US institutions. Petition forms are available in the SMU Registrar’s Forms Library. Students will need:
- Undergraduate Request for Advanced Approval for F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders to Attend a Non-SMU Affiliated Study Abroad Program or a Non-US Institution
- Undergraduate Course Petition for Advanced Approval of Transfer Work Taken Abroad on a Non-SMU Affiliated Program or Non-US Institution for F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders (must complete 1 form for each course to be taken abroad)
Students who are not F-1 or J-1 visa holders may not earn credit from non-affiliated programs or non-US institutions abroad.