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Application & Forms




Study Abroad Application Process

Application for Study Abroad

Academic Recommendation - 2 required




Global Vision Service Learning Program

(summer scholarship program)

Information and Application


Other Study Abroad Forms

Course Equivalency Form

Example How to Complete Course Equivalency


TW Lord & Associates International Student Health Insurance

TW Lord Insurance Claims Form

For explanation of insurance benefits, please see the following.

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The Steps to Study Abroad

  • Attend a Study Abroad Information Fair in the Union, held each Fall and Spring semester
  • Note application deadlines for most Study Abroad programs
    • Study Abroad during the Spring semester? Application deadline - September 20
    • Study Abroad during the Fall semester? Application deadline - February 20
    • Study Abroad during the Summer semester? - February 20
    • Some programs may have earlier or additional deadlines (ISEP Exchange program application deadlines are on Page One of the Study Abroad Application form).
  • Select a program or location and take note of its admission requirements
  • Determine semester and length of Study Abroad program
  • Discuss your study abroad plan with your department and academic advisors
  • Visit the International Center to discuss your Study Abroad options in Union 302. Set an appointment to speak to Study Abroad staff by calling 660.543.4195 or email


Apply for UCM-sponsored Study Abroad

  • Complete the application form
  • Read all materials carefully and completely
  • Provide all application materials
    • 2 academic recommendation forms
    • Application fee
    • Statement of purpose essay
    • 4 passport-sized photos
  • Some programs may require additional deposits and have varied application deadlines. Please see application form for detailed information.
  • Obtain a passport - must be valid at least 6 months past your study abroad program
  • US Passport Application


Once You Have Completed the Application

  • Applications are reviewed by committee for acceptance to UCM Study Abroad
  • Receive Letter of Acceptance from UCM
  • Receive Letter of Acceptance from host university with important dates and information for your program, and paperwork for visa application
  • Read all materials carefully and completely
  • Attend mandatory pre-departure orientation
  • Attend visa application workshop
  • Apply for visa to host country (if required)
  • Provide UCM International Center with a copy of your flight itinerary and all required documents


After Study Abroad

  • Complete course equivalencies and return them to the International Center as soon as possible to apply your study abroad grades to your UCM record
  • Contribute 10 volunteer hours to the International Center for promotion of Study Abroad
  • Share your experience with future Study Abroad students and stay involved in International Education


Fulbright Program