International Studies and Programs

Education Abroad Programs

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.

UMSL Global (formerly The Office of International Studies and Programs) provides UMSL students of nearly any major the opportunity  to study 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, students can find the program best suited to their personal, academic, and career goals.

Fees and Financial Aid

The cost of the program depends on the type of program, the services provided and the country of study. For most programs, participants continue to pay UMSL fees plus airfare, room and board, and spending money. Students studying abroad for a semester or more 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 UMSL Global.


Applications are generally due in mid-February (summer, fall and academic year programs) and mid-September (winter intersession and spring 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, departmental/divisional approval of the proposed course of study, and for some programs, proficiency in the foreign language of instruction. Most programs are designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore to senior years of study; however, a limited number of programs for freshmen and graduate students are available.

Student Teaching Abroad

Teacher Education students may be able to student teach in Fuxin, China during the spring semester. In addition to meeting the other requirements for student teaching, students complete an application form for the site.


C I ST 3200 Study Abroad, Non UM-St. Louis Program: 1-24 semester hours


C I ST 5200 Study Abroad Non UM-St Louis Program Grad: 1-15 semester hours