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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Luang Prapang, Laos
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/01/2018
Rolling Admission 05/19/2019 06/02/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Computer Info Systems (CIS), Honors College (UHC), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Management (MGT), Marketing (MKT)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Click here for a definition of this term Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COB
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


This world changes fast. Asia is the most dynamic continent with an estimated 60% of the world's economy gravitating toward the emerging countries in the East. Be more marketable by participating in this program to prepare yourself to become a sought-after expert in Asia, enrich your language skills, learn to be independent, and build you network. 

Program Fee: $3,450

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • MKT 474 (3)
  • MKT 464 (3)
  • MKT 394 (3)
  • MKT 596 (3)
  • MGT 400 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Courtney Pham
Senior Instructor         
Marketing Department


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Study Away Preparedness
TBD Orientation & Overview
TBD Country Snapshots
TBD Global Distribution/ Branding
TBD International Travel Preparedness
TBD International Travel Preparedness
Program Itinerary   
May 19 Depart Springfield for Vietnam.
May 21 Rest Day
May 22 University of Economics - HCMC
May 23 Visit local Manufacturing Plant
Visit US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City
May 24 Free Day
May 25 Fly to Hanoi
Overnight train to Lao Cai
May 26 Arrive in Lao Cai 
Travel to Taphin Villiage where the Red Dzao and Black H'Mong live
May 27 Hanoi city tour
May 28 Visit Ha Long Bay
May 29 Depart for Luang Prabang
See the oldest temple, and the magnificent Wat Zieng Thong
Visit Pak Ou Caves 
May 30 Visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace
Travel to see Kuangsi Waterfall
Drive to Plains of Jars
Luang Prabang Old Quarter
May 31 Depart for Vientiane
Visit Wat Sisaket and Wat Prakeo
Visit That Luang Stupa and Patuxai
June 1 Free Day
June 2 Depart for US
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Focus Group

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.

This program is currently not accepting applications.