** 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.
Short Term Faculty Directed
Area of Study:
Geography (GRY), Honors College (UHC), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Recreation Leis Studies (REC)
Come join this action-packed study away program to experience and learn the rich history of Spain, Italy, and France. This program will take you to experience 8 cities and 4 countries in 12 days through ocean cruising. Learn about ins and outs of cruise and travel industry, see behind-the-scenes operations, and interact with top-notch professionals while experiencing the incredible history and famous landmarks in Europe.
Check in lodging; group lunch or dinner depending on arrival time
Morning: Sagrada Familia, Casa Batillo
Afternoon: Parque Guell, La Rambla Market
Morning: Picasso Museum
Afternoon: prepare to board cruise ship (from Barcelona)
Activities are based on cruise planner - Expect both group and individual activities and meetings with cruise professionals
Morning: Pompeii Ruins
Afternoon: Naples underground tour; Cathedrals of Naples, Royal Palace of Naples, Castel Nuovo
Morning: Rome -The Colosseum, the Palatino Hill and Roman Forum
Afternoon: Vatican: the Pio-Christian Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
Morning: Florence Cathedral (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) Afternoon: Pisa Leaning Tower
Le Suquet (old town) ,Covered Market (Marché Forville), La Croisette, Palais des Festivals, Les Allées des Étoiles (Walk of Stars).
Morning: meeting with cruise professionals
Afternoon: Bike tours of Palma
Post travel presentation and Summary
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.