Locations:Birmingham, United States;Memphis, United States;Montgomery, United States;Selma, United States
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
** 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.
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.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist, Kelly Ingram Park Travel to Montgomery, AL
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
Travel to Selma, AL
Selma to Montgomery National Park Interpretive Center, National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Edmund Pettus Bridge
Travel back to Montgomery
Travel to Memphis, TN
National Civil Rights Museum-Lorraine Motel (site of the MLK assassination)
Return to Springfield, MO
Cultural Proficiency Plan Work Session
Self- Interview Work Session
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.