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Study Abroad

Upcoming Events

Through UCM's extensive study abroad program you can choose to study in a wide variety of countries.

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Mark Your Calendars!

  • Spring Semester and Summer 2022 Study Abroad applications are open!
  • Fall 2021 Study Abroad Open Advising hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2-4pm
  • October 15, 2021:  Spring 2022 Study Abroad Scholarship applications due.  Apply at
  • February 20, 2022:  Summer and Fall 2022 Study Abroad Applications due
  • February 20, 2022:  Fall 2022 Faculty-Led Proposals Due
  • March 15, 2022:  Summer and Fall 2022 Study Abroad Scholarship applications due.  Apply at

Interested in Studying Abroad? 

Get Started!

Use the link above to get acquainted with the different types of study abroad programs. Complete this process and email to let us know when you can meet for advising so we can help you develop your study abroad plans. 

UCM Study Abroad and COVID-19 Travel Precautions

In Summer 2021, a number of students participated in virtual credit-bearing programs with UCM's partners abroad.  In Fall 2021, a small number of students are abroad in selected locations.  Spring 2022 applications will be reviewed after September 20, 2021, and approved on a case-by-case basis.  Students can apply for programs at  Please send any and all questions to

In order to prepare students to experience these valuable global opportunities when they are available, UCM Study Abroad is monitoring US State Department and CDC travel advisories closely, as well as staying in close contact with partners abroad. The University of Central Missouri continues to closely monitor developments related to COVID-19.  For the most up-to-date details, visit UCM's COVID-19 Response Page. 


What Is the Future of Study Abroad?

  • Studying Abroad will remain a high-impact educational experience that many seek out
  • UCM Study Abroad programs were cancelled from Spring 2020 through Summer 2021.  For Fall 2021, a limited number of students have been granted approval to travel in certain locations
  • UCM Study Abroad is currently accepting applications for Spring 20222
  • Planning 1-2 years ahead is always advisable

When Will Students Be Able to Study Abroad?

The Study Abroad office will focus on the following criteria:
  • The host country is allowing US students to travel there
  • The US State Department and Center for Disease Control do not restrict travel to the host country
  • Students can reasonably expect to complete their programs on-site
  • Host institutions are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our students

What Guidance is UCM Following Related to Travel?

  • In particular, UCM is paying close attention to CDC and US State Department travel advisories.  
  • UCM Study Abroad is also in close contact with our partners abroad.

Weekly Open Advising 

In Fall 2021, the UCM Study Abroad office is hosting Open Advising on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Students are welcome to join us in persin in Union 302, located up the stairs behind Starbucks in the Elliott Student Union.  Students can also stop by, call 660-543-4195, or email to set up an advising time or request virtual advising.  UCM Study Abroad is happy to accommodate students who prefer to meet in person, virtually, or over the phone.

Discover A Global Perspective

The University of Central Missouri is committed to cultivating a global perspective among its students, faculty and staff. We do that by welcoming international students to UCM from nearly 50 countries—and by offering an extensive array of study abroad and exchange programs. Each year we place over 200 students in study abroad programs throughout the world. We’re also one of the few universities in the country to offer generous scholarships and grants to support your study abroad journey.

Choose Your Experience

With the experience and advising of our study abroad staff, you can design your own study abroad experience. The options are both broad and deep. You can choose from more than 60 countries—from Italy to China and South Korea to Costa Rica. You can also choose from hundreds of courses in arts, sciences, business, marketing, modern languages, and many more. And of course, you also decide the duration of your study abroad experience—from two weeks to an entire academic year.

Earn College Credit

When studying abroad, you’ll continue to earn UCM credit and stay on track to complete your degree in four years.

Faculty-Led Programs

Travel to another county with your instructor and classmates and immerse yourself in the language and culture. 



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