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Study Abroad

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Explore. Experience. Excel. 

About 50 percent of students study abroad during their time at Marist, and these opportunities pave the way for an expansive, global education. With more than 75 program offerings, you can choose to study abroad for two weeks, a full semester, a year, or even earn your four-year degree overseas! From our Florence, Italy campus to destinations on six continents, you will have a memorable experience. 

Signature Destinations

Abroad experiences offer students opportunities for personal, cultural, and academic growth. Marist has three signature locations in Florence, Dublin, and Madrid where students are supported by full-time, in-country staff from Marist and trusted partners.

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Dublin, Ireland


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Madrid, Spain



Bringing Marist to the World

Choose from more than 75 programs on six continents. Click the region where you'd like to study to explore available options and learn how to apply.


Can’t find your desired study abroad destination?
Petition for Marist Abroad to review a new program.

How Long Will You Study Abroad?

Click the images below to explore our study abroad options:

  • First-Year Abroad: Spend your first full year of college at one of our signature destinations - Florence or Dublin - with dedicated full-time staff there to support you.
  • Florence Bachelor Degree Programs: Earn your bachelor's degree in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance.
  • Semester/Academic Year Abroad: Select a destination and spend 15 weeks or up to a full academic year immersed in a new place.
  • Short-Term Faculty Led Programs: Enroll in a course with a short travel component to experience what you've learned in the classroom.
  • Summer Session: Spend your summer abroad and take classes, complete an internship, or do both.

Nationally Recognized Offerings

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Study Abroad

Marist study abroad is the national leader for academic year and semester-long programs, per Open Doors Report.

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Overall Participation Rate

Marist's study abroad participation rate is fifth in the country, per Open Doors Report.

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Paul Simon Spotlight Award

Marist received the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization for its First-Year Abroad programs.

See the World

Study abroad helps students develop intercultural competencies and an appreciation for different places, perspectives, and contexts. During their time abroad students develop the skills needed to succeed in a globally engaged society. Below is a photo gallery that highlights students' abroad experiences.



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CONTACT: Marist Abroad Office

  3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  |   (845) 575-3330  | |   Image of Instagram icon.  @maristabroad



Marist Abroad

About Us

With over 70 study abroad programs to choose from, Marist Abroad offers a vast array of study abroad options. 

Marist Abroad offers a variety of study abroad experiences that support a broad range of educational objectives, with program offerings on six continents. We offer semester, full academic year, and short-term study abroad programs, enabling Marist students of any major to study abroad and graduate according to their planned schedule.

Can’t find your desired study abroad destination and program? The Program Petition Process offers instructions to request review of a program not currently approved by Marist Abroad.

Thank you for your interest in our abroad program. We look forward to working with you toward your goals in international education!

About global learning with Marist Study Abroad

"Be more than a tourist: Experience what it means to live and study abroad!"

About Marist Abroad

Marist Abroad Programs in the Open Doors Report

When compared against Master's-level Colleges & Universities in the USA, Marist is ranked:

  • 1st for academic year abroad programs
  • 1st for semester study abroad programs
  • 3rd for the total number of students participating in study abroad programs
  • 5th for the rate of undergraduate paricipation in study abroad programs
  • 11th for short-term study abroad programs


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"There I was, standing 30 feet above the water, my toes curled over the
ledge, about to jump into a frighteningly beautiful ocean trench in Samoa!"

The Globetrotter

Students themselves are the best ambassadors when it comes to spreading the message about the value of study abroad, as well as the appeal of particular programs, whether through word-of-mouth or “The Globetrotter,” the Marist Abroad magazine, where students share their experiences and advice from abroad.

Read the current issue, and see an archive of past issues, of The Globetrotter.