Are you ready to have THE time of your life? Come learn about cruise and travel industry and experience the wonder of Alaska through a 7-night cruise with one of the largest cruise ships in Alaska! This 11-day program includes three nights in the “Emerald City” Seattle, seven nights cruise to Alaska with three ports of calls- State Capital Juneau and Gold Rush town Skagway, and "Garden City" Victoria, capital of British Columbia, Canada. In this program, you will able to observe breathtaking glaciers and wildlife in Alaska, learn about ins and outs of cruise and travel industry, see behind-the-scenes operations, and interact with top-notch professionals in tourism and recreation industries. Don’t miss this once-in-a-life-time opportunity to see Alaska and earn college credits!
Arrive in Seattle: Seattle Space Needle, Meeting with John Boesche, Director of Tourism Development, Pike Market Place, Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Great Wheel, Depart Seattle for Cruise, Group Dinner
Tour of Cruise Ship, Meet with Cruise Director and HR Director, Group Meetings
Alaska Inside Passage, Meet with Marketing & Revenue Manager and Guest Service Manager
Skagway Port Day: Guest Speaker & Yukon Contry Tour
Tracy Arm Fjord, Glacier tour, Meeting with Staff Captain, Meeting with Hotel Director
Meet with Groups Coordinator, Meet with Executive Housekeeper
Arrive in Victoria, British Colombia, Tour Victoria Parks, Inner Harbor Tour
Return to Seattle, Bain Bridge Parks and Recreation
Depart for Springfield, MO
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.