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Study Away Programs is excited that you are considering studying abroad!  We offer a wide variety of programs that range from a week long academic study to an academic year.  We hope that you will join us at one of upcoming events to learn more about the opportunities available here at Missouri State! Check out our Calendar of Events tab for the latest Study Away events!

Where should I start?
  • Study Away Fair
    • Study Away hosts an Annual Study Away Fair every September from 11 am to 2 pm in the PSU Atrium. This is a great opportunity to explore faculty directed programs and semester long programs from around the world.  Students in attendance will gather various brochures and information from representatives and alumni.  This is a great time to explore the options available to you and to find out about scholarship opportunities!
  • Nuts & Bolts Session
    • The Nuts & Bolts sessions are a great time to learn about our various program options worldwide.  Our Global Ambassador staff will be available to assist you with any questions you may have and provide you with appropriate materials to launch your study abroad search.
  • Walk In Advising
    • Study Away Global Ambassadors are available for advising Monday- Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  They are happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you with identifying the appropriate program to suit your academic, personal, and professional goals.  We are happy to schedule appointments as well!

Minimum Study Away Requirements
  Semester Long Programs Faculty Directed Programs
GPA Requirement 2.5 Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.0 Minimum Cumulative GPA
Credit Hour Completion 30 Credit Hours Determined by Faculty Director

Students wishing to study away during their final year are exempted from the residence policy regarding the completion of the last 20 out of 30 credit hours at Missouri State.  Please see this link for complete details under Residence Requirements.