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  • Locations: Bratislava, Slovakia; Salzburg, Austria; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/21/2019 06/02/2019

** 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: English (ENG), Honors College (UHC), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Other Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
STFD Austria


Come explore the beauty, history, and culture of Vienna, Salzburg, and Bratislava on this Study Away program to Austria and Slovakia. Visit medieval castles, opulent palaces, and world renown art museums, while enjoying traditional Austrian food and culture. Capture your memories and experiences and share then with others as you learn to write about your time in Austria and Slovakia. 

Program Fee: $3,870

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Meals
  • 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:
  • ENG 305 (3)
  • ENG 500 (3)
  • ENG 604 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Leslie Seawright

Rhonda Stanton


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Introduction to countries and cities
TBD Discussion of texts
TBD Discussion of travel etiquette 
Program Itinerary   
May 21 Depart for Vienna
May 22 Walking tour, reception, and dinner
May 23 Guest lecture on topic of Travel Writing
Tour of Austrian National Library
May 24 Tour of Hundertwasser Kunst Haus
Tour of Kunsthistoriches Museum
Free afternoon
May 25 Depart for Bratislava via train
Guided city tour, Bratislava Castle, and National History Museum
Return to Vienna
May 26 Danube river cruise
May 27 Depart for Salzburg
Receive Salzburg 48-hour card which includes entrance to fortress, cathedral, and guided tour of Mozart's birthplace and home
May 28 Tour of Schloss Hellbrunn and fountains
Classical music concert
Dinner at Fortress Hohensalaburg provided
May 29 Cultural activity 
Viennese coffee house visit
May 30 Tour of Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens
Discussion, lecture, and time with instructors
May 31 Optional visit to Lipizzaner Stallions
June 1 Free day
Farewell dinner
June 2 Depart for US
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Readings of final travel writing pieces

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.