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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2019 06/09/2019

** 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: Music (MUS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel 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:


Berlin, Dresden and Prague: Arts as Social Change is a survey course designed to give the student an interdisciplinary understanding of the arts through the study of history, music, visual art, and drama as it relates to revolution and social change.  The course will focus on the study of the ways that the arts creatively express self-understanding, cultural environment, and aesthetic values from ancient to modern times.  The class will visit important historical, architectural and arts venues in each city such as the  Berlin Wall, Berlin Philharmonic, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Museum, Dresden Opera, New Master's Museum, Czech Philharmonic, Kafka Museum. Each excursion will enhance the student’s understanding of history of each city/country and  art as a mechanism for social change.

Program Fee: $2,770

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • MUS 241 (3)
  • MUS 399 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
  • IDS 250 (3)
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 6

Dr. Amy Muchnick
Music Department


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
March 18- May 9 Second Block Course 
8 weeks/ 50 minute lectures 
Ellis Hall #201
Program Itinerary   
May 31  Depart from Springfield, MO to Berlin 
June 1 Arrive in Berlin 
June 2 Berlin 
June 3 Jewish Museum, Holocaust Memorial
June 4 Arrive in Dresden, Frauenkirke Church, Albertinum Museum, New Green Vault
June 5 Old Masters Museum, Zwinger, tour of opera house
June 6 Arrive in Prague, Old Town Square, St. Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, Kafka Museum
June 7 Jewish Museum walk including Jewish cemetery, concert at Lobkowicz Palace
June 8 Terezin Concentration Camp, evening free for shopping and eating
June 9 Depart from Prague to Springfield, MO
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.