Missouri Study Abroad: A Clear Advantage

The state of Missouri sends nearly 6,000 students abroad each year, putting it above the national average (Open Doors, 2018). Including the University of Missouri system, nine public universities and a wide array of private colleges and universities, Missouri boasts nearly seventy institutions of  higher learning as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Members of the Study Missouri Consortium are working together to grow study abroad participation within individual institutions and collectively across the state.  Through the Study Abroad Committee, active members are developing awareness of best practices; collaborating on professional development; seeking increased communications and investigating funding opportunities.  Take a look at the following institutions study abroad contacts and programming available below:


Central Methodist University

Catherine Baxter

[email protected]

Central Methodist University offers study abroad opportunities which will complement any major field of study.


Harris-Stowe State University

Sabrina M. Brown

[email protected]

International Programs at Harris-Stowe State University provide leadership and support for internationally-oriented teaching, research and community engagement. Our vision is to prepare students for a changing world by fostering cross-cultural competencies and encouraging global citizenship. We do not travel to recruit internationally yet we have 3% of our student population that are international students. Our objectives are to promote globally-oriented knowledge and activities across the state and in partnership with the greater St. Louis Community; To help create a community and society responsive to the increasingly global needs and obligations of citizenship; Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment at HSSU.


Lindenwood University

Elizabeth Snell

[email protected]

Lindenwood University believes in the transformational experience of global education. We provide opportunities to study, intern, volunteer or research abroad in over 20 countries around the world. From a short-term faculty led course to a semester abroad, students have a range of options to choose from.


MACC – Moberly Area Community College

David Byland

[email protected]

Student Affairs

MACC students can take one fall semester (12 credit hours) at Canterbury Christ Church University in England.


Metropolitan Community College – Kansas City

While there is no study abroad office, individual faculty take students on short-term trips as a part of their courses.


Missouri Southern State University

Stacey Clay

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The mission of the International Admissions and Student Services office is to enhance the stated values and visions for Missouri Southern State University. We serve and advocate for future, current and international alumni throughout the recruitment process, their academic career, and professional development. We strive to facilitate international education to Missouri Southern State University students, faculty, staff and the Joplin community.


Missouri State University

Elizabeth Strong

[email protected]

Study Away Programs

The Office of Study Away Programs facilitates high quality academic programs to increase the cultural competence of the Missouri State community, while developing the global leaders of tomorrow.


Ozarks Technical Community College

Jessica Gerard

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Jessica Gerard maintains the web page and advises faculty on how to develop and carry out a study abroad trip. At this time there is only one study abroad opportunity, in China, as the dental hygiene trip to Nicaragua has been suspended due to the political situation there


Park University

Jeaneth Puriel-Foot

[email protected]

International Education – Study Abroad

The Study Abroad office advises all Park students participating in study abroad programs, collaborates with faculty in the creation and development of faculty led programs. We are also responsible for the advisement of incoming exchange students.


St. Louis Community College

Chris Sulincevski

[email protected]

One person working with faculty and global education coordinators on the four campuses to develop, promote, and manage short and semester long study abroad programs every year.


Saint Louis University

Rebecca Bahan

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Saint Louis University (SLU) offers partners with more than 40 study abroad programs all over the world, including a variety of short-term and summer programs. SLU even has a campus in Madrid, Spain for students who are looking to spend a summer, semester, year or even a full 4 years abroad. Our study abroad team works to support all international student travel at Saint Louis University and to help students prepare for their international experience prior to departure, while they are abroad, and upon their return to campus here in St. Louis.


University of Central Missouri

Matt Chiesi

[email protected]

The study abroad office offers UCM students hundreds of possibilities, including low cost exchange programs, faculty-led tours, 3rd party program providers, and consortium programs. We facilitate advising, application assistance, course credit transfer, and risk management.


University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL)

Nate Daugherty

[email protected]

UMSL has over 100 programs in 45 countries. Students can go for a few weeks, semester, or even a year. We also have numerous scholarships.


Webster University

Kelly Heath (Study Abroad) & Kim McGrath (WINS)

[email protected]

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With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The Office of Study Abroad and WINS support study abroad students from Webster and across the international partner network.


Considering a study abroad experience? Learn more!

If you are considering a study abroad experience, use this website to link to member institutions study abroad programs. Click on the institution name; on the institution’s home page search for “study abroad.” You will gain a wealth of experience and knowledge by taking advantage of these opportunities.