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  • Locations: Birmingham, United States; Memphis, United States; Montgomery, United States; Selma, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/28/2019 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Education - General (EDC)
Minimum Required GPA: 2 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COE
Open to Non-MSU Student: true MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


Come with us to have first-hand experiences at pivotal Civil Rights Movement sites! We will meet with experts as well as individuals who were direct participants (foot-soldiers) in the movement. Travel to those sites will be bookended by study about the history of race and racism in education, and how we can pursue equity through personal and professional actions.  Our travel to key sites of African American history. in Birmingham, AL, Selma, AL, Montgomery, AL, and Memphis, TN will be a crucial part of our study of anti-racist education.

Program Fee: $1,530

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • Local Most Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Meals Not Included 
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • EDC 345 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 6

Tuesda Roberts
Reading, Foundations, and Technology


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
May 20 Course Overview
May 21 Chapter 1
May 22 Chapter 2
May 23 Chapter 3
May 24 Chapter 4
Program Itinerary   
May 28 Depart Springfield, MO for Birmingham, AL
May 29 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist, Kelly Ingram Park Travel to Montgomery, AL
May 30 The Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration, The National, Memorial for Peace and Justice, Civil Rights Memorial and Center, Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church
May 31 Travel to Selma, AL
Selma to Montgomery National Park Interpretive Center, National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Edmund Pettus Bridge
Travel back to Montgomery 
June 1 Travel to Memphis, TN 
National Civil Rights Museum-Lorraine Motel (site of the MLK assassination)
June 2 Return to Springfield, MO
Post-Program Meetings Topic
June 3 Chapter 4
June 4 Cultural Proficiency Plan Work Session
June 5  Self- Interview Work Session
June 6 Cultural Proficiency Plan Share-Outs / Group Discussion about Self-Interview Reflections

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.