Study Away


Alumni Highlights

Are you an SMC Study Away alum and now you’re looking to spread the word about what a great experience you had?  Consider  applying to be a peer advisor today!  Before you submit your application, you should email Katie Ryan ( to find out the requirements of the program and further details!

SMC Study Away on Social Media

Connect with old study away friends and check out our hash tag to see what our current students are up to!  #smcstudyaway

Add us or follow us on social media to see what we’ve been up to since you studied away.  We often sponsor contests for alumni so the next time you’re posting a #tbt from your study away experience, don’t forget to add our hash tag so we can join in the fun!


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Study Away Soiree!

SMC Study Away hosted the inaugural “Study Away Soiree” on Friday, October 5, 2012 in the Annenberg Hall Atrium during the 2012 Homecoming Weekend festivities.  Alums from all programs dating back to the 1970′s gathered to reminisce with former classmates and professors about their SMC Study Away experiences as studying away has been a highlight for many alumni, young and old alike!Check out this video from a Study Away Reunion Event, hosted by SMC Study Away during Homecoming Weekend!

Alumni Profiles

SMC’s own Paul Geissinger – “Starkey” – has made the cover of Philly Weekly!  The magazine did a story on the burgeoning “dub step” scene in Philly and cite Paul as “the real unsung hero of the scene”!  And they also mention his completing his graduate degree in “music production” at SMC and they make special mention of the role that Study Away played in his career development (dub step being a mainly London-based thing).  Check out the article here!  Paul is an alum from the London, Fall 2001 program.

Check out this Campus Philly interview with London Spring 2011 alum and SMC Study Away peer advisor alum, Zach Thornbury as he talks about how his time in London has given him a new appreciation for the city of Philadelphia and all it has to offer.

SMC Study Away Alumni and Prospective Student Event

On November 17, 2011 SMC Study Away hosted a special event for Study Away alumni and prospective students in the Atrium of Annenberg Hall.  Prospective students had the chance to talk to returned students and faculty directors in an informal setting and then view the Emmy-award winning documentary about the study away experience in South Africa by Lauren Hertzler, an alum of the inaugural South Africa Summer 2011 program.  Temple Update was there to capture the excitement – check out the video below and be on the lookout for more alumni events each semester!

Giving to SMC Study Away

If your study away experience had a lasting impact on you and you would like to support scholarships to enable current SMC students have similar life changing experiences, you can do so by making a gift to SMC Study Away.  Your gift to SMC will strengthen our ability to continue to offer a first-rate study away experience to motivated and talented students.  To make your gift online, please visit  SMC Development staff would be pleased to speak with you about giving options or to help make your gift over the phone.  Please call them directly at 215-204-3326.

SMC Study Away Alumni listserv

SMC Study Away will periodically send relevant information about opportunities and events that might be of interest to alumni of SMC Study Away programs.

To subscribe to the listserv, visit this page here.

Check out video interviews with study away alumni here!