** 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.
Travel to extraordinarily beautiful Bavaria, the Tyrol, and Northern Italy which includes Munich Germany, Salzburg, Hallstat, and Innsbruck Austria, and the Northern Italian cities of Milan, Padova, Verona, and Lake Como. These inspiring destinations are teeming with historic architecture, world renowned art, fascinating cultural traditions, beautiful landscapes and warm and welcoming people.
Getting to know one another and distribute the syllabus.
Passport check, travel needs and supplies discussed.
Discussion of the proposed itinerary.
Assignment: due April 11, research paper on assigned topic.
Student presentations of assigned topics, including copies provided for each student.
Discussion of travel safety, packing tips, currency, question and answer session.
Last minute question and answer period.
Hand out travel insurance cards, final itinerary distributed (email and hard copy).
Departure from Springfield to Munich, Germany
Arrive in Munich, light orientation and a group dinner
Guided tour of historic Munich: Alstadt District, Marienplatz Square, Vitkstualfrenmarkt, Residenz, Kings Square, Glockenspiel plus other sights on our walking tour.
A visit to Germany's dark 20th century past - Dachau concentration camp by train and bus to the camp.
Depart to the countryside with a tour of Mad Ludwig's Castle, Neushenstien Castle. Continue by private coach to Salzburg and group dinner.
Walking tour to Austria's olorful past: Old Town, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace, Cafe Tomselli, Mirabell Palace and fountain, St. Sebastain cemetery.
Day trip to a quaint village, UNESCO Heritage sight, on an alpine lake. Visit a salt cave or ice cave if time permits. Back to Salzburg for a Mozart concert and formal group dinner.
Travel to Innsbruck for a day of sightseeing in the Alps.
Take Hungerburg Funicular to Nordkette Mountain range and Karwendel National Park an Goldenes Dachl.
Travel to Como/Bellagio with scenic stops en route.
Sightseeing by boat around Lake Como in Italy's lake district.
Transfer to Verona, Italy, the city of Romeo and Juliet, to see the ancient Roman arena, market square, and the city center. Continue by rail, stopping in Milan to see the Duomo and the Vittorio Emmanual structure, then on to Padua, group dinner.
Visit the Scroveni Chapel to see the frescoes, the Basilica of St. Anthony, and town square.
Day trip on the train to VEnice. Visit the Basilica San Mardo and the Doge's Palace, Bridge of sighs, ride a vaporetto on the Grand canal, Rialto Bridge, and the Church of friars.
Additional tour of Padua or back to Venice on the train for more sights, . Group dinner.
Private transfer to Venice airport and return flight to Springfield.
Post-trip assignments due
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.