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  • Locations: Bergen, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Reykjavik, Iceland; Stockholm, Sweden
  • 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: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Music (MUS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
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This program will explore cultural and musical connections in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Several class sessions will occur, dealing with culture and society in each of the four countries that will be visited. Guest speakers from each of the four countries will present to students enrolled. Languages used in each country will be explored through choral singing. Students will work in small groups and on an individual basis to present sessions to the class on relevant topics. A final paper will culminate the experience before traveling.

Program Fee:

  • $4,025 paid to Choir department
  • $160 billed by Study Away

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
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • MUS 168 (1)
  • MUS 268 (1)
  • MUS 368 (1)
  • MUS 468 (1)
  • MUS 768 (1)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Cameron LaBarr
Department of Music
Director of Choral Studies


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
February 1 Culture and Music of Iceland
February 15 Culture and Music of Sweden
March 1 Culture and Music of Denmark
March 22 Culture and Music of Norway
March 29 Guest Lecturer from Iceland
April 5 Guest Lecturer from Norway
April 12 Guest Lecturer from Sweden
April 19 Group Presentations
Program Itinerary   
May 19 Depart for Iceland
May 21 Iceland discussion, guest music rehearsal
May 25 Norway discussion, guest music rehearsal
May 29 Sweden discussion, guest music rehearsal
June 1 Danish discussion, guest music rehearsal
June 4 Final discussion and reflection
June 5 Depart for Springfield
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Post-Travel Meeting

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.