Mission Statement

Marist Abroad promotes international engagement and academic, personal, and professional development through rigorous, reflective study abroad, overseas internships, and international campus programming.

Marist Abroad goals are to foster:

  • Cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural dialogue;
  • Reflection on global issues;
  • Enlightened and responsible global citizenship and leadership;
  • Learning, self-discovery, personal and professional growth; independence;
  • Appreciation for diversity.

Marist Abroad services include:

  • Advisement for educational opportunities abroad, including coursework, research, and internships;
  • Pre-departure orientation and assistance and support to students for the duration of their experience;
  • Overseas support by resident directors or host institution staff;
  • Support to faculty and staff in the design and administration of all types of study abroad programs;
  • Coordination among relevant academic and administrative departments at Marist College and between Marist and partner institutions abroad;
  • Regular site visits by Marist administrators and faculty.

Marist Abroad objectives are to:

  • Integrate study abroad in the undergraduate curriculum;
  • Work with faculty and schools to develop a curriculum that responds to global changes;
  • Provide undergraduate students with an abroad experience;
  • Continuously explore and develop new program sites, and increase the range of opportunities for study around the world;
  • Foster academic excellence in all programs abroad;
  • Encourage the study of foreign languages (on-campus and abroad);
  • Encourage internships and other practical learning experiences abroad;
  • Promote semester/academic year programs as well as short-term programs during inter-session and summer periods;
  • Facilitate student exchanges;
  • Integrate study abroad with on-campus academic programs, advisement, and activities.