Relevant Resources for Veterans and Adult Learners


Veterans are a growing population on the Missouri State campus, and the Office of Education Abroad works closely with the Oldham Family Veteran Student Center. Missouri State’s School Certifying Official (SCO) is Nicole Dalton. She is responsible for keeping the VA informed of the enrolment status of veterans and their dependents and certifying tuition and fees. Nicole helps veterans understand if their benefits may or may not be applied to study abroad. Please contact Nicole for assistance in better understanding how your benefits relate to study abroad funding.

Adult Learners

Married students and students with families are encouraged to consider a education abroad opportunity as well. Whether you are interested in a short term faculty led program or semester long education abroad program with your family, there are many resources available to help you. We highly encourage you to begin your planning early, as there may be additional steps and fees required to complete the process. Some of the additional requirements and expenses may include passports for family members, childcare obligations, housing restrictions, employment leave, and liability concerns.

You are encouraged to meet with our Education Abroad Advisor to identify a program whose length, housing, academics, location, etc. best fits you and your interests.

Education Abroad is Not Just for Traditional Students

Article written by Maddeline Reising, which highlights two moms who participated in a Short Term Faculty Led Program to Jordan, led by Dr. Walker. Both mothers talk about the importance of taking their children with them on this trip.

Must Ask Questions for Adult Students Traveling Abroad

A resource provided by Diversity Abroad

No Age Limit for Education Abroad in France

Article written by an adult learner, who studied away in France.

Education Abroad for Adult Students

Article written by David Shallenberger for NAFSA

Additional Resources for Adult Learners at Missouri State