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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain
  • 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: Housing & Interior Design (HID), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COB
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:


This study away program to Spain and Portugal reinforces the material learned in: history, art history, interior design, architecture, construction, sustainability, global studies, art, archeology, anthropology, sociology, geology, historical preservation, business and economics, language studies, and is relevant for all interests and disciplines.  The benefits are academic, experiential, as well as personal.

Program Fee: $4,470

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
  • Some Meals
  • Entrance Fees
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:
  • HID 302 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Marciann Patton
Department of Technology and Construction Management


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
March 8 Informational Meeting
April 12 Student presentations, travel tips
May 3 Last minute Q&A
TBD Possible extra meetings, if needed
Program Itinerary   
May 23 Depart USA for Madrid
May 24-27 Visit Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, El Escorial Fortress
May 28 Toledo: Gothic Cathedral, Jewish Quarters
May 29 Avila: 11th century walled city, Romanesque/Gothic cathedral
May 30 Segovia: 1st century Roman aqueduct, Cathedral, Alcazar Moorish Palace of Segovia
May 31-June 1 Sevilla: Interiors and gardens of Alcazar Palace, Santa Cruz area, Gothic Cathedral and Giralda Bell Tower
June 2 Granada: Alhambra and Albayzin Moorish area, Cathedral
June 3 Cordoba: scenic white washed hill town, gorge, bullring
June 4 Lisbon: Alfalma and Belem districts
June 5 Algrave: scenic hike on the coastline and beaches
June 6 Depart for USA
Post-Program Meetings Topic
June 29 Post-Program Reflection 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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.