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Gain a global perspective while earning your degree!

  • MU offers programs in more than 40 countries.
  • Programs for every major, varying from one week to a full year.
  • Study abroad and accelerate your degree program.
  • Obtain skills for the global workforce.
  • Apply financial aid and scholarships to program costs.
  • Gain new perspectives on academics through experiential learning.


Not sure where to start? Follow these simple steps.

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Learn the basics about study abroad at MU

The first thing you should do if you are interested in study abroad is obtain the basic information about how study abroad works at MU. You can do this in a couple of different ways:

  • Attend Study Abroad 101, offered several times per week when classes are in session.
  • Attend a classroom or FIG presentation. Know someone interested in hosting a presentation? Learn more here.

Additional ways to gather preliminary information:

Consider and research your options

With so many programs available, you may be wondering how to decide which is right for you. Start by considering:

After giving these issues some thought, use the study abroad program search to find opportunities that best meet your needs and goals. The program comparison worksheet can help you determine which programs align with your personal goals.

Once you've narrowed down your program options, you can always schedule an appointment to speak with a study abroad adviser. Advisers for specific programs are listed in the "Snapshot" area on each program information page. To schedule an appointment, just find the adviser on MU Connect.


  • Pay attention to the application deadlines — be sure to request faculty recommendations as early as possible!
  • Now is a good time to get started on obtaining a passport.
  • Apply, being sure to read and follow the instructions outlined for your program.