Study Abroad Experiences

I learned how to live everyday life in a foreign country, travel on my own, and manage my own expenses. I am definitely more experienced and independent.

Jessica Y. (ISI Florence, Italy Fall, 2014)
Macau, China

study abroadThe Study Abroad Office is part of the International Affairs Department at Marywood.  Study abroad experiences can be tailored to individual comfort levels so students get exactly what they want from the experience. The amount of time spent overseas could range from a week during Spring Break, a few weeks in the summer to an entire semester. Students can choose to live with host families, among foreign students, or surrounded by other Americans. A number of programs are offered and scholarships and financial aid are also available.

You can study abroad in countries throughout the world—Programs vary in structure from exchanges and individually arranged programs to faculty-led programs.

According to a recent article in The Atlantic magazine: "Writers and thinkers have long felt the creative benefits of international travel. Ernest Hemingway, for example, drew inspiration for much of his work from his time in Spain and France. Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, moved from the U.K. to the U.S. in his 40s to branch out into screenwriting. Mark Twain, who sailed around the coast of the Mediterranean in 1869, wrote in his travelogue Innocents Abroad that travel is 'fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.'"

Marywood students who have studied abroad come back marveling at their experiences.  They report that besides seeing wonderful new places, meeting many interesting people, and experiencing very different cultures, they have grown in their interpersonal skills related to communication, creativity, problem solving and independence.

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Adventures from Galway, Ireland and beyond.

Amanda Thornley studies abroad (Spring 2015 Semester)

Czeching Out the Rest of Europe

I never thought that during my time here I would go to Prague in the Czech Republic, but it was probably the best decision I’ve ever made. My flatmate... Read more »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ireland

1) There are roundabouts.  LIKE EVERYWHERE. I have never understood or enjoyed roundabouts back in the States.  In County Galway, they are everywhere! ... Read more »


I have officially lived in Galway, Ireland for over a week now, and already I have seen the most incredible sights and met the most incredible people. ... Read more »