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Internationalization at McMurry University is a comprehensive process. In addition to student mobility (study abroad and international students), we intend for our curriculum and programs to prepare students to live, lead, and work in an increasingly globalized world. Dr. Barbara Hill of the American Council on Education explains that globalization is simply the reality that people, ideas, goods, capital, services, pollution, and diseases and more cross borders on a daily basis. Internationalization is higher education’s engagement with this reality.


McMurry currently has students from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland.


McMurry’s primary study abroad site is Harlaxton, College located about an hour from London, England. Get more information>


Model United Nations

Each year, students travel abroad as part of McMurry’s Model United Nations program. Past trips have included diverse destinations such as South Korea, Japan, and the Galápagos Islands. This fall, Model UN will travel to Xian, China Nov. 17-25, 2018. Xian is home to the famous terracotta army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. At the conference, students will tackle a variety of international problems, such as preserving cultural heritage sites from warfare, and protecting refugee children. The prep class for the China trip will meet TR at 1 PM in the fall 2018 semester. All disciplines are welcome in the class.  Contact Dr. Tina Bertrand for more information. 

Toronto, Ontario

A group of McMurry students, faculty, and staff will visit Toronto, Ontario October 31-November 7, 2018 for the Parliament of the World’s Religions (imbed website More than 10,000 people from around the globe will participate in the Parliament. Most of the McMurry students going to this event will be enrolled the course Sociology of Religion.

Multiple Sites

McMurry’s Johnson School of Business is providing Summer 2019 opportunities to study in Argentina, China, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Marseille, Montevideo, Paris, and Spain. Contact Dr. Paul Mason ( for more information on any of these locations.   


Rev. Bill Libby will lead a trip to Jordan for an archaeological dig and trips to multiple historic sites. The trip is June 7 through July 11. Students may choose to participate for the entire month or for a week or two. Contact Bill Libby,, for more information.


History professor Dr. Don Frazier will lead a trip to Italy June 3-17, 2019. The excursion will include explorations of Ancient, Medieval, and World War II sites. Contact Dr. Frazier for more information,

London, England

McMurry Art in London, May 13-21, combines art history and photography courses. We will visit the magnificent art collections of  British Museum, the Tate Modern, the National Portrait, as well as, contemporary art galleries. We will visit historic and contemporary architecture. We plan an evensong observance at St Paul’s Cathedral. Our excursion to Stonehenge and the Avebury Stones will be a highlight of our adventure.The students will have a photography exhibit in the fall at McMurry. Contact Kathie Walker-Millar for more details (

Harlaxton, College in England

Religion professor, Dr. Mark Waters, will accompany students to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England May 26-June 27. Students will take classes at the college and Waters will teach Living World Religions. The trip will conclude with a trip to Italy, June 28-July 3. Contact Mark Waters ( for more details.