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Short-term Study Abroad Opportunities


Study Opportunities

These are trips led by MSSU faculty for academic credit in 2017. MSSU students who have a 2.5 GPA and full-time status are eligible for $1,000 study abroad grants. Please contact the faculty group leader to apply. 

Trips planned for 2018 will be announced by Nov. 1, 2017. Please check back for further information.

EnglandUkraineUK Cuba | Spain | Korea | Sweden 

Medieval Voyage Medieval Voyage, Quest, and Pilgrimage, May 15-25, 2017. The trip will serve as the capstone to the English 371 British Literature course that will be offered at 10 a.m. M-W-F during the spring semester. Each day, the group will venture into the English landscape to tour museums, ruins, and other landmarks integral to the production of literary works. Day trips include Dover, the burial site at Sutton Hoo, St. Oswald's in Gloucester, the Canterbury Cathedral, Glastonbury Abbey, and Caerleon in Wales. In London, the group will visit the British Museum, National Gallery, the Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey.

Estimated cost is $3,368 before the $1,000 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in ENG 371 for the spring. Contact Professors Rebecca Mouser or Amy Gates for additional information.



Business to Ukraine and Germany Business in Ukraine and Germany, May 14-27, 2017. The trip will consist of classroom visits, business visits, and cultural experiences in Odessa, Ukraine (seven days) and Frankfurt, Germany (five days). In Ukraine, students will tour the Port of Odessa and the Odessa Opera House, and visit a Swedish company with manufacturing facilities in Odessa and a Belgium food processing company. In Germany, students will visit the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the Kleinmarkethalle market, the old city of Romerberg, and the Deutsch Bank Money Museum.

Estimated cost is $3,300 before the $1,000 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in IB 498 or MGMT 798 for graduate credit. Contact Professors Chris Moos or Nii Abrahams for additional information.



Roots of Science Roots of Science to England, May 16-30, 2017. The trip will serve as the capstone to the Biology 495 Roots of Science course that will be offered during the spring semester. Students will travel to London, Oxford, and on the Jurassic Coast of England. Highlights include visits to the Science Museum, British Library, Linnaeus Society, Natural History Museum, Thames Barrier, Greenwich Observatory, to the home of Charles Darwin, Salisbury and Stonehenge, Oxford Museum of Natural History, Oxford Botanic Garden, and a guided fossil walk.

Estimated cost is $2,493 before the $1,000 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in BIO 495 for the spring. Contact Professors Vickie Roettger or Scott Wells for additional information.


Cuban history
Cuban History and Society
, May 18-25, 2017. The course and trip will focus on the path Cubans have taken since the 1959 Revolution and how that journey has shaped Cuban society and culture. You will have the opportunity to join Cubans in their daily activities and experience Cuban culture by sampling their food and attending performances of dance and music. The trip includes five nights in Havana and two nights in Trinidad, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its excellent examples of Colonial architecture.

Estimated cost is $3,470 before the $1,000 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in HIST 498 or INTS 498 for the summer. The group will be joined in Cuba by members of the Southern Safari alumni travel club. Contact Professors Bill Fischer or Chad Stebbins for additional information.



Sevilla Summer Study Abroad to Sevilla, Spain, May 19-June 17, 2017. Students will participate in an all-inclusive immersion program in Sevilla, Spain that includes living with a local family, classes in the morning, activities during most afternoons, and weekend excursions. Students will be able to participate in extracurricular activities in and around Sevilla, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its history and beauty. 

Estimated cost is $3,500 before the $1,000 study abroad grant. Students must enroll in SPAN 399 Spanish Study Abroad. Contact Professor Ruben Galve Rivera for additional details.




Art of Korea photo Art of Korea, May 23-June 1, 2017.. Students will study the traditional visual arts of Korea (landscape and ink-brush painting, religious statuary, calligraphy, ceramics, and ornate metal craft) in Seoul, Gonjiam, and Suwon, Korea. Upon returning to the U.S., students will independently engage in art studio practice, the results of which will be displayed in a public exhibition in the MSSU Spiva Gallery for the Fall 2017 Korea Semester.Estimated cost is $3,011 before the $1,000 study abroad grant.

Students must enroll in ART 498 for the summer. Contact Professor Frank Pishkur for additional details.




Summer in Sweden Summer in Sweden, May 24-June 28, 2017. Students will complete a Swedish Photography Seminar (3 hours) with renowned Swedish photographer Örjan Henriksson and an Art of Scandinavia seminar (3 hours) during weekend field trips to world-class museums and galleries in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and London. The trip begins with a visit to art museums in Brussels and Bruges/Ghent in Belgium.

Participants will stay at the Mullsjö Folkhögskola during the week and enjoy an intercultural experience in a setting of beautiful lakes and villages.

Estimated cost is $6,718 before Art Department scholarships. Contact Professor Kyle McKenzie for additional details.