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Missouri London Program

BusMissouri Southern is a member of the Missouri Consortium for International Programs and Studies, which sponsors the Missouri London Program (MLP) in association with the Centers for Academic Programs Abroad (CAPA).

Several Missouri universities provide faculty to teach selected courses in London. Students in good standing, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, at the participating Missouri universities, are eligible for admission to the MLP.

Students enroll in three courses of their choosing, plus Understanding Modern Britain, for a total of 12 semester hours. Understanding Britain Today is the showcase course of the program, covering a different topic each week relating to British history, culture, and civilization. Distinguished British and European lecturers provide detailed analysis of each subject, followed by a full or half-day course-related field trip to such places as Parliament, Inns of Court, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Dover, and Canterbury.

Courses available for Fall 2014 include "Understanding Modern Britain" (required); "Historical Geography of London," "Geography of Europe," "Economics of the European Union," "International Monetary Policy in a Globalized World," "Writing the City: London," and "Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London."

Courses available for Spring 2015 include "Understanding Modern Britain" (required); "World Literature," "British Literature," Web-Based Communication and Social Media," "Sports Literature," "20th and 21st Century Art," "Ethics in the Media," "International Marketing," "British 20th Century Fiction: Representation of Empire," and "Theatrically: Understanding the Possibilities of Theatre."

The program also offers an extensive network of internship sites. Internships available include businesses of every kind, as well as non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Students are placed in sites that best meet their individual interests, abilities, and academic background. Students doing a 15-hour-per-week internship enroll in three classes rather than four; students doing a 20-hour-per-week internship enroll in two classes rather than four.

Missouri London Program expenses for one semester:

  • $10,799 to CAPA (includes accommodations, an extensive weekly program of subsidized cultural and social activities, and subsidized course-related activities)
  • $395 registration fee and deposit to CAPA
  • $150 damage deposit (refundable)
  • $1,099 optional internship fee
  • $1,060 for meals (106 days x $10 estimated)
  • $150 for textbooks (estimated)
  • $1,000 airfare (estimated)
  • Please note that all of your MSSU financial aid can be applied to these expenses.

Students with a 2.5 GPA and full-time status may apply for a $1,000 Study Abroad Grant through the Institute of International Studies. The deadline is April 18, 2014 for Fall 2014.

The cost of the Missouri London Program does not include local transportation, postage, laundry, theatre visits, personal expenses, etc. This amount will vary for each student. Students will live in central London apartments (referred to as flats in the U.K.) in multi-bedded rooms that include bedrooms and study furniture. Students will have a shared kitchen so that they can cook their own meals.

For more information call 417-625-9736 or email Dr. Chad Stebbins, director of the Institute of International Studies.

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