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Study Abroad

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

Mark Your Calendars!

  • March 15, 2024: Study Abroad Scholarship applications due for Summer and Fall 2024 programs.  Apply at
  • March 23, 2024, 10:00am-1:00pm: Pre-Departure Orientation for Summer and Fall Semester-long programs
  • April  1, 2024, 3:30-5pm: Health and Safety Workshop for ALL Summer and Fall programs, including Faculty Led Programs
  • September 20, 2024: Faculty-Led Proposals due for Spring and Summer 2025 Study Tours 




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Scholarship covering fees, meals, room and board, and airfare

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Education for Service

2 week international programs over Summer and Winter, 1 week domestic programs during Spring Break

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Any UCM student can apply


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About the Study Abroad Program


Weekly Open Advising 

Spring 2024 Open Advising is held every Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4pm in Elliott Union 302. 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.




Frequently Asked Questions


What Is the Future of Study Abroad?

  • Studying Abroad will remain a high-impact educational experience that many seek out
  • UCM Study Abroad iwill be accepting Spring 2023 application starting August 15, 2022
  • 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.





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