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Study Abroad


Through the University of Central Missouri’s extensive study abroad program you can choose to study in a wide variety of countries across the globe.   

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Study Abroad Fair: February 15-26, 2021
Deadline for Summer and Fall 2021  Study Abroad Applications:  March 1, 2021 at

Deadline for Spring 2022 Faculty Led Proposals:  September 20, 2021 
Pre-Departure Orientation for Summer and Fall 2021 will be scheduled pending approvals for abroad travel.


Interested in Studying Abroad? Visit the Virtual Study Abroad Fair

The virtual fair is available from February 15 - 26, 2021.  The virtual tour allows you to visit at your convenience and provides answers to many of your questions.  

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UCM Study Abroad and COVID-19 Travel Precautions

Due to the US State Department and Center for Disease Control recommendations against traveling, UCM has cancelled all Spring 2021 semester-long study abroad programs.

Applications for Summer and Fall 2021 programs will be received and are encouraged.  Programs available for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 can be searched at  In particular, several Faculty Led programs deferred from 2020 are accepting applications in anticipation of being able to travel in May, June and July 2021. Those programs can be found at this link.  

Moving forward, our plan is to make a final decision on May programs in January, June programs in February, and July programs in March.  In this way, UCM Study Abroad is preparing for students to experience these valuable global opportunities when they are available.

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. Since news first broke of the spread of this virus, the UCM Study Abroad Office has been in close contact with our partners and program leaders abroad and domestically. 


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 during the Spring 2020 semester and remain cancelled through Fall 2020
* UCM Study Abroad is currently accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2021
* 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 F2F Sessions Suspended - Virtual Advising Available Upon Request.  

Due to recent and ongoing changes, all study abroad focus sessions, advising, and meetings are postponed indefinitely.  Our office is still staffed, but we will be delivering our services virtually as much as possible.  Students who have applied for summer or fall programs will be receiving ongoing communications about their programs.  Any UCM student who wishes to speak with someone about any topic related to study abroad can set up a virtual advising appointment with our staff by emailing or calling our office at 660-543-4195.  Any paper forms can still be dropped off at our office, UN  302, between 9 am and 4 pm.

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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