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  • Locations: Arles, France; Nice, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/15/2018 08/03/2018

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Art (ART), French (FRN), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: Yes
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:
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Study Away France 2018 will introduce and evolve our understanding of contemporary French culture as related to the areas of art, cuisine, and language.  Contemporary French Culture:  Art, Cuisine, and Language is also unique in its exploration of various regions of France – the North and the South of France, including the cities of Paris, Nice, and Arles.  Our exploratory studies and travels will include: cuisine lessons and open-air market visits; Street Art studies; museum and gallery visits in Paris and Nice with renowned European art historians, curators, and BBC affiliates; the International Photography and Film Festival in Arles; and more!!  Our investigations will focus on perception, reflection, and societal effects, in addition to the visual arts as a vehicle for social change.

Program Fee: $5,000

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Meals
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • ART 200 (3)
  • ART 497 (3)
  • FRN 297 (3)
  • FRN 302 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 6

Andrea Land
Department of Art and Design

Sarah-Marie Land
Department of Modern and Classical Languages


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
April 28 STL Art Museum and Kemper Art Museum Visit
May 27 Preparatory Meeting
Program Itinerary   
July 15 Depart for Paris
July 16 Architectural scavenger hunt
July 17 Lecture at St. John's University, Visit to Gare du Nord
July 18 Visit to Georges Pompidou Centre
July 19 Lecture at St. John's University, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montparnasse Cemetery
July 20 Palais de Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art
July 21 Visit to the Louvre
July 22 Visit to Louis Vuitton Foundation
July 23 Lecture at St. John's University, Film viewing
July 24 Travel to Nice, Explore Theatre of Photography, Lecture onsite at vineyards
July 25 Lecture over Mediterranean cuisine
July 26 Lecture at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
July 27 Explore Maeght Foundation
July 28 Visit open-air flea markets, lecture
July 29 Travel to Arles, Lecture and discussion at the Reattu Museum
July 30 Visit to International Photography and Film Festival
August 3 Depart for Springfield
Post-Program Meetings Topic
October 13 Discussion and Reflection Session

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.