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.
The University of Central Missouri is closely following 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
When studying abroad, you’ll continue to earn UCM credit and stay on track to complete your degree in four years.
Travel to another county with your instructor and classmates and immerse yourself in the language and culture.