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  • Locations: Oklahoma City, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/09/2018
Rolling Admission 06/11/2018 07/18/2018

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Anthropology (ANT)
Minimum Required GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Other Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CHPA
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:
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In this program, students will be residing in a field school and conducting anthropological/ethnographic research in the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache communities in Southwest Oklahoma. The class will be learning about Native American communities and cultures as well as fieldwork skills to perform ethnographic research, while attending community cultural events such as language classes, dances, ceremonies, religious events, museums, etc.

Program Fee: $1,470

Program Fee Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Travel
  • Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • ANT 491 (6)
Maximum Credit Hours: 6

Dr. William C. Meadows
Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Informational Meeting
Program Itinerary   
June 11 Depart Springfield or Oklahoma
June 12 - 17 Move in, group lectures, local museum visits, begin instructor-led interviews with tribal elders
June 18 - 24 Continue interviews, attend tribal activities, and group lectures
June 25 - July 1 Work on Life History Interviews
July 2 - 8 Continue interviews, attend tribal activities, lectures, Kiowa Gourd Clan Ceremonials
July 9 - 15 Continue interviews, attend tribal activities, lectures
July 16 - 18 Return to MSU, work in Anthropology Lab, finish transcriptions, have final discussions, take written exam
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.