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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Cannes, France; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/01/2019 08/12/2019

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Geography (GRY), Honors College (UHC), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Recreation Leis Studies (REC)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Other Language Courses Offered: No
Click here for a definition of this term Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CHHS
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:


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. 

Program Fee: $4,560

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
  • Most meals (on cruise ship)
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Some meals (off cruise ship)
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3) 
  • REC 320 (3)
  • GRY 470 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Yating Liang
Program Director


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
March 12 Course overview; general requirement 
April 10 Pre-travel assignment submissions; discussions on assignments and program preparations 
May 16 Pre-travel assignment submissions; discussions on assignments program preparation progressions 
June 10 Pre-travel preparation check; documents; travel checklist  
Program Itinerary   
August 1 Travel to Barcelona, Spain 
August 2 Check in lodging; group lunch or dinner depending on arrival time
August 3 Morning: Sagrada Familia, Casa Batillo
Afternoon: Parque Guell, La Rambla Market 
August 4 Morning: Picasso Museum
Afternoon: prepare to board cruise ship (from Barcelona)
August 5 Activities are based on cruise planner - Expect both group and individual activities and meetings with cruise professionals 
August 6 Morning: Pompeii Ruins
Afternoon: Naples underground tour; Cathedrals of Naples, Royal Palace of Naples, Castel Nuovo 
August 7 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
August 8 Morning: Florence Cathedral (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) Afternoon: Pisa Leaning Tower  
August 9 Le Suquet (old town) ,Covered Market (Marché Forville), La Croisette, Palais des Festivals, Les Allées des Étoiles (Walk of Stars).
August 10 Morning: meeting with cruise professionals
Afternoon: Bike tours of Palma 
August 11 Barceloneta Beach
August 12 Return home 
Post-Program Meetings Topic
August 18 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.