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  • Locations: Antarctica, Antarctica; Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 12/11/2019 12/24/2019

** 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), Journalism (JRN), Media (MED)
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: CNAS, COAL
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Fall
Program Description:


A unique opportunity to explore Antarctica - the 7th Continent. Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries and you will get to discover why. The program will first prepare you for understanding the continent, the history of exploration, the Antarctic Treaty system and the changing climate. You will explore the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula, learn about the unique environment and have direct experience with the wildlife.  

Program Fee: $11,100

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
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
Course(s) Offered:
  • JRN 300  (3)
  • MED 300 (3) 
  • GRY 470 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Andrew Cline
Faculty Director

Paul Rollinson 
Faculty Director


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Basic geography overview and handouts
TBD What to pack and not pack and any specific items required for the tour
TBD Required texts and synopsis of the trip
TBD Discuss the movie and the contributions that all members will make
Program Itinerary   
December 11 Fly to first, Buenos Aires, Argentina, then on to Ushaia
December 12 Embark Quark Expeditions, "Ocean Endevour"
December 13-14 Crossing Drake Passage
December 15-19 Antarctica Peninsula. Direct experience with the environment and wildlife of the 7th continent 
December 20-22 Reflection and discussions of Antarctica and its future
December 23/24 Disembark and return to Springfield
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD Coffee & Change

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.