Education Abroad Opportunities

MC students can search by:

Semester/Year-Long Study Abroad Opportunities

You may choose to study abroad in English or in the native language of your host countries.  Semester or year-long programs are opportunities to be fully immersed in a university in another country.

Are you eligible?  Programs generally require a GPA of 2.75. (some higher)

 Are you on a budget?? - semester exchanges are often your best deal!

Travel Study Programs  (Faculty-Led Programs - May or Spring Break)

These 10-21 day programs are led by Maryville College faculty and fulfill many Maryville College requirements. Programs are offered in different countries each year.  No GPA requirement. 

2019  MAY-TERM 


"Traveling to another country, especially one very different from your own, is a truly incredible and irreplaceable experience, and I plan to do so many more times."                  -MC in Costa Rica participant

Past Programs:

Summer Study/Intern/Service Programs

  • Study Abroad: Learn a language. Study a specific topic. Summer programs are designed to give you four to eight weeks in another country.
    • ISEP Summer Programs
    • CEA Study Abroad Summer Programs
    • ISA Summer Programs
    • CISAbroad Summer Programs
  • Intern Abroad:  Opportunities for EVERY major!  Click on the Summer Programs link!

  On a budget, but want an internship abroad? - look at ISA's Service Learning Programs.

Are you eligible?  GPA requirements vary by program.  Average minimum is 2.5.

Service Abroad

  • Every summer:  Look at our Summer Service Programs
  • May-term 2019: Check out our Travel Study Program to Peru (above)
  • Alternative Spring Break 2019: MC in Cabo Verde with Circle K
  • Summer (May) 2017: Dominican Republic Summer Program (with Bonner Scholars)
  • Summer 2015:  Two weeks in Costa Rica with Bonner Scholars

Mountain Challenge Road Trips 

These programs are sometimes international and sometimes US-based.
No current programs

Athletics Abroad

Maryville College Athletics works hard to develop programs abroad for athletes to travel as part of their NCAA athletic program.  Current plans in development include:

  • Spring Break 2017: Maryville College Soccer  - Western Europe
  • Winter 2017: Maryville College Baseball - Dominican Republic
  • 2018-19: MC Scots Softball Team - Costa Rica (tentative)
  • 2018-19: MC Scots Volleyball Team - Europe (Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy)


Study Abroad Application

  • October 1: Travel Study Programs (May-term programs)
  • November 15: Fall, Academic Year programs & MC in Cabo Verde
    (apply 1 year in advance)
  • January 15: Summer Education Abroad Programs (study/intern/service-learning)
  • April 15: Spring study abroad programs (apply 1 year in advance)

Scholarship Application

  • October 1: Spring & May-term study abroad programs (Ragsdale/Tuck)
  • March 1: Fall, Summer, Travel Study (January/Spring Break/May) or Academic Year programs (Ragsdale/Tuck)


Not finding what you are looking for?  Be sure to read our non-affiliated programs information.

Student Profile:

Albrianna Jenkins

Bonjour! My name is Albrianna Jenkins, and I recently got back from my semester abroad in France! Last spring, I had the opportunity to take part in the Languages and Cultures Program in Caen, France, and it was a TRANSFORMATIONAL experience!

Before my semester abroad, I’d never lived outside of Tennessee and had never traveled  outside of the United States. Within those five months of living   abroad, I gained personal insight into the French culture, I developed independence while improving my ability to adapt (and speak French), and I formed meaningful and long-lasting relationships with my classmates, locals, and other travelers.

I had a desire to develop a larger perspective of the world to truly carry out Maryville College’s mission statement on a global scale to “search for truth, grow in wisdom, and work for justice and dedicate a life of creativity and service to the peoples of the WORLD.” My time abroad allowed me to develop a sense of purpose, a passion for understanding, and a personal growth.

My experience propels me to advocate the importance of an international perspective, and after graduation, I hope to continue growing and developing by traveling and transforming even more.

Read more about Albrianna's experiences on our BLOG