How to Search and Apply For a Study Away Program

To begin your Study Away program search or application, choose one of the following options below.

Search for Program Opportunities

  1. To locate available opportunities, use the simpleadvanced, or featured programs search tools.
  2. To find out more about available programs, click on the program’s link for an overview of locations, term, deadlines, and description.
  3. To print, save, or share the program’s information, click on the corresponding icon next to the program’s title.
  4. To create a list of programs to review later, click Save icon next to the program’s title and log in using your Missouri State BearPass Login (username and password).
  5. To review your saved programs and/or applications, go to Applicant > My Home. 

Apply for a Study Away Program

  1. To create an application, locate your specific program and click Apply Now, which appears on the program’s page.
  2. The application will prompt you to select the appropriate term.
  3.  The Missouri State application system will provide you with all of the required items that must be completed for study abroad consideration.
  4. To complete your Missouri State application, make sure that you have completed all the requirements of your desired program and click Submit Application.
  5. Once you have completed the Missouri State application, please proceed with completing your affiliate or host institution application.

Request Approval for an Independent Study Away Program

Are you thinking about studying abroad at a location/institution not already listed? Missouri State students can request that an "independent option" be approved to allow academic credit transfer and use of scholarships/financial aid. To start, visit our Independent Study Away Program page.

Register an International Internship, Research, or Practicum Experience

Even though these experiences may not be considered "study abroad", MSU still requires participants to register their experience through Study Away. These experiences can be credit-bearing or noncredit bearing, but could include activities such as an internship, research, field work, practicum, service-learning, etc.

To start, visit our International Academic Experience page.