Before students can apply to a study abroad program and be accepted, all participants must complete study abroad advising. If students participate in MU Guided programs, they will refer to the faculty or program leader for details on the program.
For all other study abroad programs, there is a new and more simplified process for students. The two step advising provides an opportunity for participants to receive all of the information they would need to make a decision on whether study abroad is for them.
- The first step, called the Mentor Session, is a general meeting. It offers a chance to talk to past participants about general study abroad questions. They can help you learn to navigate the website, search for programs, answer general questions and more. Some of the most common talked about topics are about the types of programs, funding opportunities for scholarships, financial aid, and how to transfer back courses. Students can do this meeting any day and time of the week, they do not need an appointment!
- The second step, called the Advising Meeting, is with a study abroad advisor who specializes in a particular program. In these meetings, advisors review the student’s program of choice and talk specific program details such as detailed costs, available courses, housing arrangements, immigration, and can answer more intimate questions that students may have about their individual experience.
Students can complete their advising steps any time prior to applying to a program. We recommend that students complete advising about one year in advanced.
To read more information about our new study abroad advising, or request advising yourself, review the instructions on our website.
See our new advising video below about transferring study abroad credit to MU!
Studying abroad and earning credit? Watch this video to learn how to complete your Study Abroad Transfer of Credit Form