It's never too early to start planning for study abroad.

Go beyond the Columns!

Study Abroad 101

You can gain a global perspective while earning your Mizzou degree.

  • MU offers programs in more than 50 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 through experiential learning.

Start your adventure

1. Learn the basics.

  • Attend Study Abroad 101 to get answers to your preliminary questions about study abroad. You should do this before meeting with a study abroad adviser.

2. Explore your options.

  • Come to the annual Mizzou Abroad Fair: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2024.
  • Check out our Engage events for upcoming info sessions and other opportunities to learn more about study abroad.
  • Think about your goals for study abroad — academic, professional and personal — and other things to consider when choosing a program.
  • Use the study abroad program search to find a program that meets your needs.
  • Once you’ve narrowed down your program options, you can make an appointment with your study abroad adviser in MU Connect.

3. Apply!

  • Pay attention to the application deadlines and request recommendations as early as possible.
  • Obtain a passport, or check the expiration date if you already have one.
  • Be sure to read and follow the instructions outlined for your program.

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