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  • Locations: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/25/2019 06/08/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Early Childhood Edu (ECE)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Options: Homestay Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COE
Open to Non-MSU Student: YES MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
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This program gives students the opportunity to engage early childhood in active learning about the experiences of young children around the world and to prepare them for working with linguistically and culturally diverse young children and their families.

Program Fee: $3,560

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
  • Meals
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:
  • ECE 575 (3)
  • ECE 675 (3) 
  • UHC 350 (1)
Maximum Credit Hours: 4

Sascha C. Mowrey, Ph.D
Childhood Education and Family Studies Department 


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
March 7  Introduction
April 3 Detailed informational meeting
May 3  Pre-Departure Meeting 
Program Itinerary   
May 25 Departure from USA, meet host family
May 26 Excursion to Monte Alban Pyramids, Traditional Lunch 
May 27 City and Market Tour, Spanish Class
May 28 Volunteer at Public School, Spanish Class 
May 29 Volunteer at Public School, Spanish Class 
May 30  Volunteer at Public School, Spanish Class
May 31 Volunteer at Public School, Spanish Class
June 1 Excursion to Mitla Ruins and Teotitlan 
June 2 Free day with host family 
June 3 Market visit, Volunteer 
June 4 Volunteer at Paz Montessori School 
June 5  Volunteer at Paz Montessori School, Art Galleries Tour
June 6  Volunteer at Paz Montessori School, Tour of Santo Domingo Church/Museum
June 7  Volunteer at Paz Montessori School, Traditional Cooking Class
June 8  Departure back to USA 
Post-Program Meetings Topic

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.