** 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.
Short Term Faculty Directed
Area of Study:
German (GRM), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Language & LIterature (LLT)
The purpose of this program is to learn about and experience German culture on site, including history, art, architecture, religion, economic conditions, political beliefs, and daily life. We do this by living with German families, attending German festivals, eating German food, and touring multiple German cities. We also go to Germany to hear and speak German daily in order to develop speaking proficiency rapidly.
Program Fee: $3,750
Program Fee Includes:
In Country Transportation
6 Transfer Credits from Wittenberg (graded as Pass/Fail)
Program Fee Excludes:
In-state tuition for the course(s) itself (Credits from MSU, letter grade assigned)
Transportation to/from designated airport
Ground transportation for personal trips
Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
2 German course at Wittenberg (determined by placement test):
AND3 credit hours of MSU culture credit:
Maximum Credits: 6 transfer credits from Wittenberg and 3 credits from MSU
Students depart the US for the Berlin-Tegel airport.
Students arrive in Berlin and are transported by bus to Wittenberg, Germany. This is where students live with host families and also where one weekend students experience a medieval festival to celebrate Martin Luther's marriage to Katharina von Bora.
The University of Halle-Wittenberg arranges a day trip to Halle in order to meet German students learning how to be ESL teachers. Excursions and a tour of the city are planned.
The University of Halle-Wittenberg plans an overnight trip to Dresden. Excursions and a tour of the city are planned.
The University of Halle-Wittenberg plans a day trip to Königstein, where students tour a fortress.
The University of Halle-Wittenberg plans an overnight trip to Berlin. Excursions and a tour of the city are planned.
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.