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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Business (BUS), Finance (FIN), Honors College (UHC), Insurance (INS), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Modern & Classical Lang (MCL)
Minimum Required GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: No College Designation: COB
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:


The purpose of this course is to promote an understanding of cultural differences that influence business practices and relationships.  Participants will travel to various countries which will expose students to culturally diverse locations, and develop skills that are useful when traveling abroad and working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Program Fee: $3,405

First 16 students to be accepted and Commit to Participate: $2,990*

*To qualify for the lower program fee, the following priority will be given to Finance and General Business Majors at the time of application.

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • BUS 397 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
  • INS 397 (3)
  • FIN 582 (3)
  • FIN 682 (3)
  • FIN 796 (3)
  • MCL 303 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 6 (only if FIN 596/697 or 796 is approved in addition to another course in the program; otherwise a maximum of 3 credits will be allowed)

Russell Meek
Finance and General Business

Kent Ragan
Finance and General Business


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
May 22 Lecture
June 4 Group Presentations-- Companies
June 25 Group Presentations-- Countries
July 30 Discuss cultural diversity & safety
Program Itinerary   
August 4 Depart Springfield
August 5 Arrival in London
August 6 Business; cultural visits
August 7 City tour, optional Stonehenge visit, Phantom of the Opera or other West End production
August 8 Train to Paris; walking tour; museum visits
August 9 Business visit and cultural activities or Versailles then Eiffel Tower/Louvre/Seine River Cruise
August 10 Business visit and cultural activities or Versailles then Eiffel Tower/Louvre/Seine River Cruise
August 11 Train or flight to Barcelona
August 12 City tour
August 13 Business visit
August 14 Return to United States
Post-Program Meetings Topic
August 31 Final Reports Due

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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.