Study Abroad Programs

Study Abroad at SMC: Pre-Approved Programs

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Saint Michael’s College offers over 100 pre-approved programs for students interested in studying abroad during the summer, winter-session, semester, or academic year. Location, language of instruction, course offerings, method of instruction, and fit with career aspirations are elements that should be considered when deciding upon a program of study.

Language Programs help students learn a new language or increase proficiency in a language taught at Saint Michael’s. Students with advanced language skills may choose to take content courses in the target language.

University Programs offer a wide range of liberal studies courses taught at international universities. Courses may be taken to fulfill major, minor, or core requirements, or with proper planning, courses may also be taken to explore new areas of study or to gain a deeper understanding of familiar topics of interest.

Internship Programs allow students to gain real world work experience by being placed in a credit-bearing academic internship. Students enroll in other classroom or field based courses in addition to the internship.

Field Study Programs provide students with hands-on academic experiences. Theme-based programs commonly focus on global issues such as global health, human rights, climate change, human resilience, and peace and conflict studies.

Academic Study Trips are short term programs (2-4 weeks in length) created and led by SMC faculty. Program offerings change from year to year as new courses are developed based on student and faculty interest.

Approved Programs

Researching programs and destinations is the first step toward your international adventure! Start with an open mind, stretch your imaginations, and explore the possibilities. Tap the purple boxes below and you’ll find SMC’s pre-approved programs. For more information on a program’s course offerings, housing options, in-country support services, and country highlights, tap on Program Partners. Now explore the world, one click at a time!

Semester Programs

Non-Semester Programs

Academic Study Trips

Faculty-Led Academic Trips provide a remarkable opportunity for an intensive learning experience with a group of Saint Michael’s College students and faculty. The 2021/2022 offerings reflect our commitment to international education and to experiential learning. We recognize that not all students can afford to study abroad for an entire semester, and these courses represent an exciting alternative. Trip destinations have been carefully selected to immerse students in their learning and to integrate their theoretical knowledge with the perspective of place. Most people will agree that this is the best way to learn and to retain knowledge.

If you have questions about any of these trips, please contact the faculty members who are indicated as the instructors for the course as soon as possible. Trip size will be limited, and a minimum number of students must register in order for the course to proceed. Academic Study Trips are not eligible for tuition remission. Half tuition is charged (per credit) during the winter or summer session. A limited number of need based scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

Due to travel restrictions related to Covid-19, program offerings for Winter and Summer 2022 have yet to be confirmed. The following programs are tentatively being planned:

Winter-Session 2021/2022

COSTA RICA: FIELD TROPICAL ECOLOGY
BI 250 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: BI 151 or permission of the instructors
Date: December 2021 – January 2022

The course will meet for five 1.5 hour classes in the fall before going to Costa Rica over the winter break. The pre-trip classes will provide an introduction to tropical ecology including tropical climates and topography and their effects on ecosystems. We will also give introductions to the specific ecosystems and sites we will visit. Those sites include a tropical dry forest at Palo Verde National Park, a mid-elevation cloud forest at Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, and a premontane rain forest at La Selva Biological Station. Activities at the sites will include guided hikes, our own group hikes, early morning bird walks, a boat ride, night hikes, and even some ziplining in the cloud forest. Students will also conduct research projects in small groups at two of the sites we visit. These projects will be determined with faculty guidance during the pre-trip meetings. Students will collect, analyze, and interpret the data, and give oral presentations of their results. Students will also keep a field journal with detailed accounts of the plants and animals we encounter, and record their observations on conservation, ecotourism impacts, and sustainable development. The professors involved in this trip have been to Costa Rica multiple times.

2020 Costa Rica Poster
2017 Facebook/Blog Page
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Paul Constantino, pconstantino@smcvt.edu
Professor Peter Hope
Professor Scott Lewins

KYOTO: AN AESTHETIC PERSPECTIVE ON PLACE
AR 262 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: AR 261 (Fall 2021; 2 credits)
Date: Dec 28, 2021- January 10, 2022

In this two-week course students will be immersed in the rich aesthetics of Japan. Based in Kyoto, students will witness the interplay between arts, history, spirituality, education, culture, and the environment. We will be based in the world heritage city of Kyoto with its many temples, shrines, gardens, and studios to explore, and nearby to historical villages and cultural centers. Students will have the opportunity to engage in art forms such as ceramics, dye, or ink and brush painting, interact with local artists and educators, and sample authentic cuisine. By witnessing the interplay of tradition and modernity, symmetry and asymmetry, and form and function students majoring in any discipline will be inspired to develop their own creative project. AR 262 together with the 2 credit pre-requisite course in the fall (AR 261) fulfills the Arts and Literature Core Requirement.

Kyoto Application Form
2019 Japan Trip Blog Page
A Kyoto Duck Story
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Jonathan Silverman, jsilverman@smcvt.edu
Professor Hideko Furukawa, hkyotofurukawa@gmail.com

Summer-Session 2022

DENMARK: BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND HEALTH CARE THE DANISH WAY
BU/PO/PB (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Business, Government and Health Care the Danish Way
(Spring 2022, 2 credits)
Date: May 2022

This 12-day study tour will visit Copenhagen to study Danish culture, business, government, and health care. We will visit Danish businesses including Lego; government institutions including Parliament; and health care experts and practitioners to understand how Danish values inform and influence business and public policy. Visits to cultural sites such as the National Gallery of Denmark, Rosenborg Castle, and Tivoli Gardens will enable you to learn more about Denmark’s history and culture.

Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Paul Olsen, polsen@smcvt.edu
Professor Patricia Siplon, psiplon@smcvt.edu

ENGLAND: SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE 
EN 307 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: EN 306 or EN 305
Date: May 23 – June 4, 2022

This course on Shakespeare’s plays in performance on stage is an intensive two-week study trip to England and to summer performances of Shakespeare’s plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as by other companies in other venues, including London’s Globe. Field trips will include Oxford University and Blenheim Palace (site for the filming of Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet).
While the 2-credit study trip in England will focus on the summer performances that students will witness on the stage, the 2-credit spring course on campus will focus directly on performances of Shakespeare’s plays on screen. Taken together, the sequence of two 2-credit courses will satisfy the Art and Literature LSC requirement or the 300 level English major requirement. The spring course will focus on screen performances of five of Shakespeare’s plays, and the summer study trip will focus on stage interpretations of the five Shakespeare plays we will attend.

2022 Shakespeare in Performance Poster
Highlights from Summer 2018 trip (YouTube video)
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Kerry Shea, kshea@smcvt.edu
Professor Christina Root, croot@smcvt.edu

FRANCE: CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL BURGUNDY
HI/RS/AH/HU 280 (4 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Date: May 2022

This program offers students first-hand experience of living at the place of SMC’s origins in Burgundy – a 12th-century abbey – while studying medieval history and culture in its original context. Classes held every other day in Pontigny prepare students for site visits the next day to castles, churches, cathedrals, battlefields, abbeys, archeological excavations, towns and cities, museums and libraries. In this way reading, studying and exploring the material remains of this culture are integrated.
Terryl Kinder (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Fine Arts), a practicing medieval archeologist, lives in the town of Pontigny and speaks fluent French. The places the students will visit are an integral part of her research and some are not otherwise open to the public.

2019 Medieval Burgundy Blog Page

Professor Terryl Kinder, tkinder@smcvt.edu
Professor Marie-France Nelson

GUYANA: A STUDY IN SOLIDARITY
GL 341 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Required 2-credit pre-trip course in Spring 2022
Date: May 2022

The main focus of this trip will be twofold. We will offer support to a variety of organizations in Georgetown, Guyana that provide care for individuals living in vulnerable communities (orphanages, a leprosy residence, and a geriatric institution), and we will philosophically explore the meaning of the ethical relationship we have with others in our global world. Students will discuss both the universality of struggle in situations of marginalization in any setting and the non-universal, unique circumstances that individuals face. Grounded upon the radical ethical theory of a contemporary philosopher, our coursework will consider the nature of human relatedness and responsibility and the challenges of enacting justice and living & working in solidarity with others. We will also learn about the variety of cultural influences in Guyana and spend a few days in an Arawak village in the Interior. Guyana’s history provides an excellent example of many factors that contribute to global marginalization experienced in the developing world. Students will learn this history and gain understanding of Guyana’s politics, economics, and culture through course readings and engagement with Guyanese individuals. A collaborative project with our Guyanese hosts will give students an opportunity to utilize their talents, skills, and education to create long-term benefit for the service organizations we will support in Guyana.

Professor Katie Kirby, kkirby@smcvt.edu

SOUTH AFRICA: RACE, RESISTANCE, AND REPRESENTATION 
MJD 355 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: MJD 219 (Spring 2022, 4 credits)
Date: TBD

While on the ground in South Africa we will meet, interact with and most importantly, learn from the South African people. We’ll discuss politics with a former political prisoner, hear the harrowing tales of operating a safe house for enemies of the state and converse with journalists who suffered torture and banishment for telling the true story of legalized separation based on race. South Africans on both sides of the apartheid issue have stories to tell and we’ll be there to listen.
The course focuses on media, broadly defined, and the ways in which the media has aided and hindered South Africans in promoting and then dismantling apartheid.
We will view and analyze the role of street graffiti, protest music and traditional dance in the anti-apartheid movement. We will also consider how propaganda and state-run media was used to promote and enforce the unjust system.
Of course we will visit the institutions at the center of the apartheid state, including Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner in the decades before he rose to become South Africa’s first black president, We’ll spend nights in some of the black townships and visit sacred sites which were embroiled in the fight against apartheid. We’ll save the biggest adventure for the end of our trip with a stay at a safari park!

2019 South Africa Blog Page
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Traci Griffith, tgriffith@smcvt.edu
Bhuttu Mathews, bmathews@smcvt.edu

WALES: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OF SUSTAINABLE PLACES
ES 244 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: ES243 Environmental Study of Sustainable Places (Spring 2022; 2 credits)
Date: May 19-June 2, 2022 (tentative)

This two-week academic study trip combines an immersion in the gorgeous and diverse natural environment of Wales—its stunning rugged seacoast, surprisingly imposing mountain ranges, quaint villages and bustling modern urban capital—with a serious academic focus on how this small nation in the United Kingdom has integrated the principle of sustainability throughout its policies and institutions, economy and culture. Specifically, since the first Welsh National Assembly in 1999, Wales has been devoted to promoting comprehensive sustainable development, a duty that has been underscored by the passing of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act in 2015. This law places a clear duty on public bodies in Wales—from councils, hospitals, businesses and schools—to consider the long-term interests of future generations while taking decisions on present-day concerns. The new Act also shapes how Wales is delivering on the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets. The course offers environmental, political and cultural field studies, on-site guest lectures, and exchange of research and artistic projects with University of Wales-Trinity Saint David students and faculty. The Carmarthen campus of the university will serve as the program base and is a short walk from downtown Carmarthen, the oldest city in Wales. This location provides easy access via train to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff, environmental and cultural centers such as the Centre for Alternative Technology, economic and cultural hubs, and multi-day hikes through the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks and the famous Welsh Coastal Path.

2019 Wales Blog Page
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Jeffrey Ayres, jayres@smcvt.edu
Professor Laura Stroup, lstroup@smcvt.edu

Freeman Foundation Scholarship

Update on Summer 2021 International Academic Internships

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the planned in-person academic internships in Singapore for summer 2021, supported by a grant from the Freeman Foundation, were cancelled. As an alternative, twelve Saint Michael’s students have been selected to participate in virtual international internship placements in Vietnam this June and July 2021. Working with TEAN—The Education Abroad Network—and funded by a grant from The A. Francis Politi Fund—these twelve students will be gaining real-world, international work experience remotely working with businesses and non-profit organizations in Vietnam.


Scholarships for Summer 2021 Academic Internships in Singapore


Saint Michael’s College is pleased to announce the fourth annual competition of the Global Citizenship Internship Program, supported by a grant from Freeman Foundation. The College is now accepting applications for scholarships to fund an academic internship for eight weeks in Singapore, May 30 – July 24, 2021. These scholarships will help offset the cost of internship placement, professional development support, travel, and housing in Singapore. In addition to the time spent at the internship site, students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of cultural and networking events organized by our local partners in Singapore. This international placement will count for a four-credit academic internship, which will include the completion of academic assignments submitted to the faculty supervisor, and Saint Michael’s will waive the summer tuition for a four-credit course.

Eligibility Requirements:

3.0 GPA or Higher
Open to All Majors
Current Sophomore or Junior Status

Summer 2021 Application Deadline:

Friday, November 6, 2020

Those interested in applying for this scholarship must provide:

1) Freeman Scholarship application form (click here)
2) Upload an updated resume

Questions? Contact

Professor Jeffrey Ayres, jayres@smcvt.edu

Approved Programs

Researching programs and destinations is the first step toward your international adventure! Start with an open mind, stretch your imaginations, and explore the possibilities. Tap the purple boxes below and you’ll find SMC’s pre-approved programs. For more information on a program’s course offerings, housing options, in-country support services, and country highlights, tap on Program Partners. Now explore the world, one click at a time!

Semester Programs

Non-Semester Programs

Academic Study Trips

Faculty-Led Academic Trips provide a remarkable opportunity for an intensive learning experience with a group of Saint Michael’s College students and faculty. The 2021/2022 offerings reflect our commitment to international education and to experiential learning. We recognize that not all students can afford to study abroad for an entire semester, and these courses represent an exciting alternative. Trip destinations have been carefully selected to immerse students in their learning and to integrate their theoretical knowledge with the perspective of place. Most people will agree that this is the best way to learn and to retain knowledge.

If you have questions about any of these trips, please contact the faculty members who are indicated as the instructors for the course as soon as possible. Trip size will be limited, and a minimum number of students must register in order for the course to proceed. Academic Study Trips are not eligible for tuition remission. Half tuition is charged (per credit) during the winter or summer session. A limited number of need based scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

Due to travel restrictions related to Covid-19, program offerings for Winter and Summer 2022 have yet to be confirmed. The following programs are tentatively being planned:

Winter-Session 2021/2022

COSTA RICA: FIELD TROPICAL ECOLOGY
BI 250 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: BI 151 or permission of the instructors
Date: December 2021 – January 2022

The course will meet for five 1.5 hour classes in the fall before going to Costa Rica over the winter break. The pre-trip classes will provide an introduction to tropical ecology including tropical climates and topography and their effects on ecosystems. We will also give introductions to the specific ecosystems and sites we will visit. Those sites include a tropical dry forest at Palo Verde National Park, a mid-elevation cloud forest at Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, and a premontane rain forest at La Selva Biological Station. Activities at the sites will include guided hikes, our own group hikes, early morning bird walks, a boat ride, night hikes, and even some ziplining in the cloud forest. Students will also conduct research projects in small groups at two of the sites we visit. These projects will be determined with faculty guidance during the pre-trip meetings. Students will collect, analyze, and interpret the data, and give oral presentations of their results. Students will also keep a field journal with detailed accounts of the plants and animals we encounter, and record their observations on conservation, ecotourism impacts, and sustainable development. The professors involved in this trip have been to Costa Rica multiple times.

2020 Costa Rica Poster
2017 Facebook/Blog Page
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Paul Constantino, pconstantino@smcvt.edu
Professor Peter Hope
Professor Scott Lewins

KYOTO: AN AESTHETIC PERSPECTIVE ON PLACE
AR 262 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: AR 261 (Fall 2021; 2 credits)
Date: Dec 28, 2021- January 10, 2022

In this two-week course students will be immersed in the rich aesthetics of Japan. Based in Kyoto, students will witness the interplay between arts, history, spirituality, education, culture, and the environment. We will be based in the world heritage city of Kyoto with its many temples, shrines, gardens, and studios to explore, and nearby to historical villages and cultural centers. Students will have the opportunity to engage in art forms such as ceramics, dye, or ink and brush painting, interact with local artists and educators, and sample authentic cuisine. By witnessing the interplay of tradition and modernity, symmetry and asymmetry, and form and function students majoring in any discipline will be inspired to develop their own creative project. AR 262 together with the 2 credit pre-requisite course in the fall (AR 261) fulfills the Arts and Literature Core Requirement.

Kyoto Application Form
2019 Japan Trip Blog Page
A Kyoto Duck Story
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Jonathan Silverman, jsilverman@smcvt.edu
Professor Hideko Furukawa, hkyotofurukawa@gmail.com

Summer-Session 2022

DENMARK: BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND HEALTH CARE THE DANISH WAY
BU/PO/PB (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Business, Government and Health Care the Danish Way
(Spring 2022, 2 credits)
Date: May 2022

This 12-day study tour will visit Copenhagen to study Danish culture, business, government, and health care. We will visit Danish businesses including Lego; government institutions including Parliament; and health care experts and practitioners to understand how Danish values inform and influence business and public policy. Visits to cultural sites such as the National Gallery of Denmark, Rosenborg Castle, and Tivoli Gardens will enable you to learn more about Denmark’s history and culture.

Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Paul Olsen, polsen@smcvt.edu
Professor Patricia Siplon, psiplon@smcvt.edu

ENGLAND: SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE 
EN 307 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: EN 306 or EN 305
Date: May 23 – June 4, 2022

This course on Shakespeare’s plays in performance on stage is an intensive two-week study trip to England and to summer performances of Shakespeare’s plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as by other companies in other venues, including London’s Globe. Field trips will include Oxford University and Blenheim Palace (site for the filming of Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet).
While the 2-credit study trip in England will focus on the summer performances that students will witness on the stage, the 2-credit spring course on campus will focus directly on performances of Shakespeare’s plays on screen. Taken together, the sequence of two 2-credit courses will satisfy the Art and Literature LSC requirement or the 300 level English major requirement. The spring course will focus on screen performances of five of Shakespeare’s plays, and the summer study trip will focus on stage interpretations of the five Shakespeare plays we will attend.

2022 Shakespeare in Performance Poster
Highlights from Summer 2018 trip (YouTube video)
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Kerry Shea, kshea@smcvt.edu
Professor Christina Root, croot@smcvt.edu

FRANCE: CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL BURGUNDY
HI/RS/AH/HU 280 (4 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Date: May 2022

This program offers students first-hand experience of living at the place of SMC’s origins in Burgundy – a 12th-century abbey – while studying medieval history and culture in its original context. Classes held every other day in Pontigny prepare students for site visits the next day to castles, churches, cathedrals, battlefields, abbeys, archeological excavations, towns and cities, museums and libraries. In this way reading, studying and exploring the material remains of this culture are integrated.
Terryl Kinder (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Fine Arts), a practicing medieval archeologist, lives in the town of Pontigny and speaks fluent French. The places the students will visit are an integral part of her research and some are not otherwise open to the public.

2019 Medieval Burgundy Blog Page

Professor Terryl Kinder, tkinder@smcvt.edu
Professor Marie-France Nelson

GUYANA: A STUDY IN SOLIDARITY
GL 341 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Required 2-credit pre-trip course in Spring 2022
Date: May 2022

The main focus of this trip will be twofold. We will offer support to a variety of organizations in Georgetown, Guyana that provide care for individuals living in vulnerable communities (orphanages, a leprosy residence, and a geriatric institution), and we will philosophically explore the meaning of the ethical relationship we have with others in our global world. Students will discuss both the universality of struggle in situations of marginalization in any setting and the non-universal, unique circumstances that individuals face. Grounded upon the radical ethical theory of a contemporary philosopher, our coursework will consider the nature of human relatedness and responsibility and the challenges of enacting justice and living & working in solidarity with others. We will also learn about the variety of cultural influences in Guyana and spend a few days in an Arawak village in the Interior. Guyana’s history provides an excellent example of many factors that contribute to global marginalization experienced in the developing world. Students will learn this history and gain understanding of Guyana’s politics, economics, and culture through course readings and engagement with Guyanese individuals. A collaborative project with our Guyanese hosts will give students an opportunity to utilize their talents, skills, and education to create long-term benefit for the service organizations we will support in Guyana.

Professor Katie Kirby, kkirby@smcvt.edu

SOUTH AFRICA: RACE, RESISTANCE, AND REPRESENTATION 
MJD 355 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: MJD 219 (Spring 2022, 4 credits)
Date: TBD

While on the ground in South Africa we will meet, interact with and most importantly, learn from the South African people. We’ll discuss politics with a former political prisoner, hear the harrowing tales of operating a safe house for enemies of the state and converse with journalists who suffered torture and banishment for telling the true story of legalized separation based on race. South Africans on both sides of the apartheid issue have stories to tell and we’ll be there to listen.
The course focuses on media, broadly defined, and the ways in which the media has aided and hindered South Africans in promoting and then dismantling apartheid.
We will view and analyze the role of street graffiti, protest music and traditional dance in the anti-apartheid movement. We will also consider how propaganda and state-run media was used to promote and enforce the unjust system.
Of course we will visit the institutions at the center of the apartheid state, including Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner in the decades before he rose to become South Africa’s first black president, We’ll spend nights in some of the black townships and visit sacred sites which were embroiled in the fight against apartheid. We’ll save the biggest adventure for the end of our trip with a stay at a safari park!

2019 South Africa Blog Page
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Traci Griffith, tgriffith@smcvt.edu
Bhuttu Mathews, bmathews@smcvt.edu

WALES: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OF SUSTAINABLE PLACES
ES 244 (2 credits)
Prerequisite: ES243 Environmental Study of Sustainable Places (Spring 2022; 2 credits)
Date: May 19-June 2, 2022 (tentative)

This two-week academic study trip combines an immersion in the gorgeous and diverse natural environment of Wales—its stunning rugged seacoast, surprisingly imposing mountain ranges, quaint villages and bustling modern urban capital—with a serious academic focus on how this small nation in the United Kingdom has integrated the principle of sustainability throughout its policies and institutions, economy and culture. Specifically, since the first Welsh National Assembly in 1999, Wales has been devoted to promoting comprehensive sustainable development, a duty that has been underscored by the passing of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act in 2015. This law places a clear duty on public bodies in Wales—from councils, hospitals, businesses and schools—to consider the long-term interests of future generations while taking decisions on present-day concerns. The new Act also shapes how Wales is delivering on the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets. The course offers environmental, political and cultural field studies, on-site guest lectures, and exchange of research and artistic projects with University of Wales-Trinity Saint David students and faculty. The Carmarthen campus of the university will serve as the program base and is a short walk from downtown Carmarthen, the oldest city in Wales. This location provides easy access via train to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff, environmental and cultural centers such as the Centre for Alternative Technology, economic and cultural hubs, and multi-day hikes through the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks and the famous Welsh Coastal Path.

2019 Wales Blog Page
Meet your Trip Leaders

Professor Jeffrey Ayres, jayres@smcvt.edu
Professor Laura Stroup, lstroup@smcvt.edu

Freeman Foundation Scholarship

Update on Summer 2021 International Academic Internships

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the planned in-person academic internships in Singapore for summer 2021, supported by a grant from the Freeman Foundation, were cancelled. As an alternative, twelve Saint Michael’s students have been selected to participate in virtual international internship placements in Vietnam this June and July 2021. Working with TEAN—The Education Abroad Network—and funded by a grant from The A. Francis Politi Fund—these twelve students will be gaining real-world, international work experience remotely working with businesses and non-profit organizations in Vietnam.


Scholarships for Summer 2021 Academic Internships in Singapore


Saint Michael’s College is pleased to announce the fourth annual competition of the Global Citizenship Internship Program, supported by a grant from Freeman Foundation. The College is now accepting applications for scholarships to fund an academic internship for eight weeks in Singapore, May 30 – July 24, 2021. These scholarships will help offset the cost of internship placement, professional development support, travel, and housing in Singapore. In addition to the time spent at the internship site, students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of cultural and networking events organized by our local partners in Singapore. This international placement will count for a four-credit academic internship, which will include the completion of academic assignments submitted to the faculty supervisor, and Saint Michael’s will waive the summer tuition for a four-credit course.

Eligibility Requirements:

3.0 GPA or Higher
Open to All Majors
Current Sophomore or Junior Status

Summer 2021 Application Deadline:

Friday, November 6, 2020

Those interested in applying for this scholarship must provide:

1) Freeman Scholarship application form (click here)
2) Upload an updated resume

Questions? Contact

Professor Jeffrey Ayres, jayres@smcvt.edu