** 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.
Short Term Faculty Directed
Area of Study:
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Modern & Classical Lang (MCL)
Traversing the Scottish cities and country sides on foot provide students an abundance of new experiences: the opportunity to meet new people from around the world; explore historical edifices and monuments; endless opportunities for learning and growing; and abundant time for self-reflection. Long distance international hiking becomes itself an allegory of the inimitable journey through life – far removed from the high speed realm of cyber connectivity and thus highly conducive to human connectedness.
South Queensferry to Linlithgow, Linlithgow Palace and Loch, Blackness Castle
Linlithgow to Falkirk, Antonine Wall, The Kelpies
Falkirk to Kilsyth, Bar Hill
Kilsyth to Strathblane, Loch Lomand, The Whangie
Begin the West Highland Way, Standing stones, Duntreath Castle
Dryman to Balmaha
Balmaha to Rowardennan
Rowardennan to Inversnaid, Rob Roy’s Prison
Inversnaid to Ardlui and Inverarnan, Rob Roy’s Cave
Inverarnan to Crianlarich, Grey Mares Tail (waterfall),
The Falls of Falloch.
Crianlarich to Tyndrum
Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy
Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse
Kingshouse to Kinlochleven, The Devil’s Staircase
Kinlochleven to Fort William,
Rest and Explore Fort William, Optional bus to Loch Ness
Train to Glasgow
Train to Edinburgh
Nostoi, Return Flight to Springfield
All coursework for the program is due on this date!
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.