Study Abroad Programs


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Study Abroad Programs
The University of Missouri‑St. Louis is committed to broadening students' understanding of different cultures and preparing them for the global community in which we live. One of the most successful ways of achieving this global mindset is to study overseas. The opportunity to live and study in a different culture is an enriching experience, both academically and personally.

The Office of Study Abroad in the Center for International Studies provides UMSL students with opportunities to study at over 80 different universities in more than 30 countries around the globe. Most programs run for an academic year, semester, or summer. Two to three week-long faculty-led programs are offered during the winter intersession and summer.  Through individual advising at the Center's Study Abroad Office, students can find the program best suited to their personal, academic, and career goals. Internship possibilities are also available for qualified students.

Fees and Financial Aid
The cost of the program depends on the services provided and the country and city of study. For most programs, participants continue to pay UMSL fees plus airfare, room and board, and spending money. Students are usually housed in dormitories or are assisted in finding apartments. In most cases, students are able to use their UMSL financial aid toward a study abroad program. Study abroad scholarships are available for qualified applicants through the Center for International Studies.

Generally, applications are due in mid-February for summer, fall and academic year programs, and mid September for winter intersession and spring semester programs. Students should plan to spend at least one or two months researching a program before applying.

Participant selection is based on academic achievement, faculty recommendations, approval of the proposed course of study via the department/divisional advisory process, and for some programs, proficiency in the foreign language of instruction. Most programs are designed for undergraduate students in their junior or senior years of study; however, a limited number of programs for freshmen, sophomores, and graduate students are available.

Student Teaching Abroad
Teacher Education students may be able to student teach in Fuxin, China or Seoul, South Korea during the fall or spring semesters. In addition to meeting the other requirements for student teaching, students complete an application form for one of the sites.