international

Study Abroad


Turn the World Into Your Classroom…

MOSAIC | Current Study Abroad Programs | Types of Study Abroad Programs

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 Rome or other parts of the world.
  • Learn to navigate London, Paris, Florence or other magnificent European cities.
  • Tour historical wonders like 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.

Loans and grants are available for qualified students (See Martha Harbaugh in Gander 134-A). For the most successful study-abroad experience, we recommend you start planning as soon as possible.

MOSAIC- Missouri Study-Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium

Maryville administers a comprehensive faculty-led short-term study-abroad program on behalf of a group of colleges and universities – Central Methodist University, Columbia 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 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’s five summer 2015 faculty-led programs.

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)
  • 2015 summer 3-4 week MOSAIC programs
  • Florence, Italy – May 19 to June 19  or June 21 to July 22 on-site
  • Paris (Core Program) – June 26 – July 15 on site
  • Paris (Program on Sustainability) – July 24 to August 15
  • Oxford – July 1-23 on site
  • London, England – May 16 – June 13 or June 13 – July 11 on-site
  • Rome – June 19 to July 11 on site

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

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 gmurray@maryville.edu) or Dr. James E. Harf (jharf@maryville.edu), 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. The student works with the Director of the Center for Global Education, Dr. James E. Harf, in Gander Hall 101.

Summer 2015 Programs:

Florence, Italy (May 19 – June 19 or June 21 – July 22; optional trip to Rome at end

  • Live in heart of Florence, within walking distance of all important sites
  • Take 2 or 3 courses from list of 14 courses
  • Courses emphasize art-related and other social science/humanities/science fields
  • Excursions throughout Florence and to medieval city of Siena, plus others
  • Optional overnight excursions to Venice, Amalfi Coast and Pompeii, and Rome
  • Total cost for 6 credits is $4,900 + airfare ($1,400 estimated)
  • 3 additional credits for $750
  • For more information visit our Florence page

Paris (Core Program –  June 26 to July 15)

  • Live in heart of Paris, within easy reach of most important sites
  • Take 2 or 3 courses from list of 11 courses
  • Courses in humanities, social sciences, education, science, business, and the arts
  • Excursions throughout Paris
  • Excursions to Normandy World War II battlefields and Versailles
  • Total cost for 6 credits is $4,300 + airfare ($1,500 estimated)
  • 3 additional credits for $750
  • Combine both Paris programs (15 credits) for 7 weeks for total cost of $8,600 + airfare ($1,500 est)
  • For more information visit our Paris page

Paris:  Program on Sustainability (July 24 – August 15) 

  • Program focuses on 3 pillars: environmental preservation, social justice and economic equality
  • One 6-credit course in sustainability and one 3-credit course in the arts, culture and history of Paris
  • Enroll in 9 credits (preferred) or 6 credits
  • Excursions throughout Paris and to Normandy World War II battlefields
  • Total cost for 6 credits is $4,300 + airfare ($1,500 estimated); 3 additional credits for $750
  • Combine both Paris programs (15 credits) for 7 weeks for a total cost of $8,600 + airfare ($1,500 est)
  • For more information visit our Paris page

Oxford (July 1-23)

  • Live in heart of Oxford, world’s greatest university town – walking distance to all important sites
  • Take 2-3 courses from list of 14 courses, including tutorial with Oxford Don (professor)
  • Courses in health professions, social sciences, humanities and science
  • Lecture course on world affairs from group of Oxford and American professors
  • Several excursions to London, plus to Windsor Castle, Bath and Blenham Place
  • Total cost for 6 credits is $5,545 + airfare ($1,500 estimated)
  • 3 additional credits for $750
  • For more information visit our Oxford page

London (May 16 to June 13 or June 13 to July 11) – Offered by MU’s London partner, LEB Education

  • Select one of two 4-week sessions
  • Live in the world’s most cosmopolitan city, with easy reach of all important sites
  • Both business and non-business courses for business majors and other majors
  • Both sessions have Business Practicum course -  work on a real project for a real British client
  • Total cost for 6 credits is $4,995 plus airfare ($1,500 estimated)
  • 3 additional credits for $750
  • For more information visit our London page

Rome (June 19 to July 11 – Duchesne Alliance Summer Institute on “Rome from Antiquity to Today”

  • Offered by 3 universities (Maryville, Roehampton of London, Manhattanville of New York)
  • Live in heart of historical Rome and study ancient, medieval and modern Rome
  • Limited to 20 students and 3 faculty
  • Total cost for 3 credits is $3,610, with 3 or 6 additional credits available for $750 or $1,500 additional
  • For more information visit our Rome page

Back to Top