International

International Field Study Courses

Imagine a course that lets you participate in a Model United Nations in New York. Picture yourself uncovering history at the archeological field school in Italy. Sound enticing? This is just the start. At Saint Mary’s, you have lots of opportunities to expand your education internationally through field study courses.

Participating in an international field study gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the place that you’re studying, adding an extra element to your practical experience. Not only will you gain valuable research skills and life experience, you’ll also learn to work in unfamiliar territory.

Here are the field study opportunities that are currently available:

  • Critical Issues in Development Studies
    Free Trade, Fair Trade and Alternative Regionalism: Taking place in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, this is a brand new field course offered through the Department of International Development Studies. SVG Summer Field School
  • Archaeological Field School in Italy
    Offered annually in July and August through the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. It is a 6.0 credit hour course. See the poster for the Archaeological Field School in Italy [PDF] or view the project website.
  • The Northern Ireland Conflict Resolution Project
    A non-credit field trip, this peaceful initiative is designed to promote conflict resolution practices in schools in Canada and Northern Ireland. It is typically offered every year during the February Reading Break.
  • Model United Nations
    A credit course offered through the Department of Political Science. Students prepare for the conference throughout the winter semester and take part in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York in April.  Find out more.
  • Biology Field Course in Xi’an, China
    Summer course. Next trip: To be determined. Find out more by emailing zhongmin.dong@smu.ca.
  • GEOL 4400 International Field Camp in Italy
    Get exposed to geological features that cannot be found in Canada by participating in this interesting, hands-on experience. Next field trip: To be determined. Find out more.
  • GEOG 3100 Geography Field School in The Gambia
    Next trip: To be determined. Find out more by emailing cconrad@smu.ca.
  • Korea Arctic Academy
    Busan,Korea Arctic Academy - 2016Korea, July 10-16, 2016
    Open to undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students of all academic backgrounds. All application materials are to be submitted to the International Activities Office by March 21, 2016. (Successful candidates will receive financial support from the host university.)  Factsheet and application.
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology Summer School
    Lappeenranta, Finland, July 18-August 12 2016
    Open to undergraduate students in their final year of the bachelor program and graduate students in the disciplines of technology and business. Free housing is offered by the host university. All application materials are to be submitted to the International Activities Office by March 31, 2016. (Free housing is offered by the host university.) Factsheet and application‌.