Turn the World Into Your Classroom…
Undergo a life-changing experience. Experience natural and human-made wonders both ancient and more modern. Learn a second or third language. Make friends half a world away. Sharpen your competitive advantage. Prepare to enter a global economy. You have options when you decide to study abroad. Your studies can parallel your major coursework or focus on a cultural exploration of the local environment. You can follow a short-term program for from 9 days to 9 weeks, or you can leave for a long-term experience – a semester or a year at an overseas campus. While you’re traveling, you might:
- Admire masterpieces from Michelangelo to Mozart in the artistic apexes of the world.
- Survey architectural ruins in Greece or other parts of the world.
- Learn to navigate London, Madrid, Florence or other magnificent European cities.
- Tour historical wonders like the Great Wall of China, the pyramids in Egypt, or the Roman Colosseum.
- Walk in the footsteps of those visionaries who transformed the ancient world into a modern global society.
Whether you go to a far corner of the globe or take just a short jog, getting to know people from different cultures will enrich your life in incalculable ways. Maryville University is committed to making it as easy as possible for students to participate in a study-abroad experience.
MOSAIC- Missouri Study-Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium
Maryville administers a comprehensive faculty-led short-term study-abroad program on behalf of an 7-institution consortium called MOSAIC or Missouri Study-Abroad Inter-Collegiate Consortium – along with Central Methodist University, Columbia College, Culver-Stockton College, Fontbonne University, Missouri Valley College, and Millersville University. The mission of MOSAIC is to provide a range of summer programs, staffed by faculty from member institutions and open to all collegiate students – from these 7 institutions as well as any other colleges throughout the United States. Faculty members from MOSAIC institutions offer courses in the various programs. Maryville administers the programs as well as the academic transcripts for MOSAIC. Summer 2013 faculty-led programs include Oxford/London (England), Limerick (Ireland), Florence (Italy), and Madrid (Spain). There is also a January 2013 program in the Galapagos Islands and a Columbia College-sponsored May program in Belize.
Summer 2013 Maryville Faculty-Led Study-Abroad Program Highlights
- Oxford/London, England – July 1 – 23 on-site – 6-9 credits
For more information visit our Oxford/London page.
- Limerick, Ireland – May 28 to June 19 on-site– 6 credits
For more information visit our Limerick page.
- Florence, Italy – May 5 to either May 31 or June 3 on-site – 6-9 credits
For more information visit our Florence page.
Madrid, Spain – Date TBD – 6-9 credits
For more information visit our Madrid page.
Galapagos Islands – January 3-11 on-site (MOSAIC Program) – 3 credits
For more information visit our Galapagos Islands page.
Types of Study Abroad Programs
There are 5 basic types of study-abroad programs:
- Short-term Maryville faculty-led summer programs of 3-4 weeks with stand-alone course(s) for credit
- Short-term 9-day Maryville faculty-led spring-break/January/May programs associated with on-campus course
- Individualized semester-long and year-long programs for credit
- Internships and experiential learning programs of 6 weeks to a semester for credit
- Short-term programs offered by other institutions with participation by Maryville students but not faculty
Short-term faculty-led 3-4 week stand-alone programs
- Maryville, either alone or in conjunction with neighboring institutions, offers a series of summer 3-4 week programs at different sites, where 3-10 faculty and 20-50 students participate per site. Students choose 1-3 courses from a list of offerings by our faculty and, in some occasions, local faculty.
- Characteristics of such programs include:
- 2 weeks of pre-departure readings and possible assignments
- 3-4 weeks on-site
- 4 weeks of post-site assignments back home
- Learning occurs in a 24-7 environment from Maryville faculty augmented by faculty from other Missouri universities and on-site local universities
- Most of learning occurs outside the formal classroom “in the streets” via excursions to important sites
- Maryville administers these programs on behalf of a group on near-by and other American universities via an organization called MOSAIC (Missouri Study-Abroad International Consortium)
- 2013 summer 3-4 week MOSAIC programs (see more information above)
- Oxford/London, England – July 1 to July 23 on-site
- Limerick, Ireland – May 29 to June 19 on-site
- Florence, Italy – May 5 to May 31 or June 3 on-site
- Madrid, Spain – Dates TBD
Short-term faculty-led 9-day stand-alone programs during spring break, January, or May
- Characteristics of such programs include:
- Associated with a course offered by Maryville faculty during fall/spring semester or summer
- May be based at one site or students may spend a substantial time traveling from location to location
- Up to 7 weeks of pre-departure on-campus reading and assignments
- Post-site assignments
- 2013 programs
- Galapagos islands – January 3-11
Individualized semester-long and year-long programs
Students may opt for a longer study-abroad experience where you leave Maryville’s campus far behind and spend a semester or a year on your own at a university campus somewhere in the far corners of the globe with classmates from different cultures who will enrich your life in incalculable ways. Experience university life in another part of the world as you explore subjects in your major or study new topics relating to the local environment. Somewhere in the world is a program to fit your interests and needs. Maryville works with you to find the right fit. See Professor Germaine Murray in ABAC 3220 (ext. 9544 or email@example.com) or Dr. James E. Harf (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of the Center for Global Education, In Gander Hall, suite 101.
Internships and Experiential Learning Programs
Students may participate in an internship or experiential learning program during the summer or academic year. Typically, summer opportunities vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks. During the regular academic year, the average experience is a semester in duration. There are 2 basic strategies for selecting an internship or experiential learning program. In each case the student works with the Director of the Center for Global Education, Dr. James E. Harf, in Gander Hall 101. The first strategy is to use Maryville’s on-going arrangement with Central College (Iowa) to obtain assistance in finding an internship or experiential learning program in London (see http://www.central.edu/abroad for more information), or Maryville’s arrangement with CAPA International Education for Madrid (see http://www.capa.org for additional information). This is by far the easiest way to arrange a program. Alternatively, if a student desires a specific location other then London or Madrid, then the Center for Global Education will work with an on-site vendor in the student’s location of choice to find an appropriate program.