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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Non-Missouri State applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/25/2018
Rolling Admission 05/28/2018 06/07/2018

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: X - Not applicable
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


The goal for this class will be to provide a wonderful chance for student to explore the world, its cultures and languages, and historical past. This course will offer students the opportunity to learn about how the world around them works through an immersion process.

Program Fee: $4,372

  • $190 Billed through Missouri State, due Feb 28
  • $4,182 Payable to Explorica, Inc.

Program Fee Includes:

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

Duany Goyes                   

Nancy Bareford

Shelby M Setzer

Ronald Snodgrass


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
Program Itinerary   
May 28 Start Tour
May 29 Florence: Meet your tour director, travel to Florence & check into hotel
Traditional Italian pizza dinner
May 30 Florence guided walking sightseeing tour with Whisper headsets
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Chiesa di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo visit, leather workshop, Gates of Paradise, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Dante's House, Pisa guided excursion, Baptistery visit, Leaning Tower
May 31 Cinque Terre guided excursion
June 1 Travel to Côte d'Azur via Monaco & Eze, Monaco & Èze tour director-led sightseeing, Prince’s Palace, Parfumerie visit in Èze
June 2 Nice tour director-led sightseeing, Vieux Nice, Promenade des Anglais, St. Paul de Vence excursion
June 3 Travel to Barcelona, Paella dinner
June 4 Barcelona guided sightseeing tour, Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, Montjuïc Hill, Park Güell visit, Barcelona city walk, Mercat de la Boquería, Las Ramblas, Columbus Monument, Flamenco lessons, Flamenco evening
June 5 AVE train to Madrid, Tapas-making class, Tapas dinner
June 6 Madrid guided sightseeing tour, Calle Mayor, Gran Vía, Cibeles Fountain, Puerta de Alcalá, Columbus Square, Royal Palace visit, Toledo guided excursion, Toledo Cathedral visit, Church of Santo Tomé, St. Mary’s Synagogue
June 7 End Tour
Post-Program Meetings Topic

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.