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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark; Hamburg, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/01/2019 08/11/2019

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Business (BUS), Finance (FIN), Honors College (UHC), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Modern & Classical Lang (MCL)
Minimum Required GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Click here for a definition of this term Internship or Service Learning: No College Designation: COB
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:


We will fly R/T from Missouri to Copenhagen, Denmark and enjoy the city on our arrival day. The following day, we will embark on the MSC Meraviglia, a 4,500 passenger megaliner, for a seven-day Baltic cruise visiting Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland, and Hamburg (via Kiel), Germany. In most ports we will visit with members of the local business community to achieve our goal of learning how business practices differ from country to country. We will also explore some of the most significant cultural icons of the cities that we visit including The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, one of the world's busiest ports in Hamburg, and the most significant icons of business, government, and religion in three capital cities. 

Program Fee: $3,550 (reflecting a $200 early application discount – will be $3,750 after 12/15/18)

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Baggage Fees
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • BUS 392 (3)
  • BUS 792 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
  • FIN 392 (3)
  • FIN 792 (3)
  • MCL 303 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Kent Ragan
Interim Associate Dean


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Organizational meeting: discuss course policies, itinerary, assign readings, form groups, assign group project topics
TBD Lecture: Cross-cultural business practices - possible guest speakers
TBD Group presentations: companies
TBD Group presentations: countries and cultural icons - part 1
TBD Group presentations: countries and cultural icons - part 2
TBD Discuss cultural diversity and international travel safety. Discuss packing list, review travel responsibilities and safety
Program Itinerary   
August 1 Possible travel to Kansas City or St. Louis on your own. This depends on the chosen airport. Overnight stay may be required, depending on departure time.
August 2 Flight to Copenhagen
August 3 Airport arrival, hotel check-in, and business visit (this is Saturday, so this may be limited to a visit with an MSU alumnus); partial city tour
August 4 Complete city tour. Embark on the MSC Meraviglia
August 5 Review notes, presentations, and discuss current events concerning Estonia, Russia, and Finland
August 6 Visit the U.S. Embassy or consultant referral. City tour
August 7 City tour including The Hermitage museum
August 8 Visit with representatives or referrals from the Helsinki Society of Financial Analysts
August 9 Review notes, presentations, and discuss current events concerning Germany
August 1 City tour of Hamburg. Port tour
August 11 Disembark, transit to the airport, and return to the U.S.A.
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Debriefing - student experience, suggestions for improvement

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.