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:

Harris-Stowe State University

Sabrina M. Brown


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.

University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL)

Nate Daugherty


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.

Central Methodist University

Catherine Baxter


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

Lindenwood University

Elizabeth Snell


‘Real Experience, Real Success.’

St. Louis Community College

Chris Sulincevski


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.

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.

University of Central Missouri

Matt Chiesi


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.

Missouri Southern State University

Stacey Clay


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.

Saint Louis University

Rebecca Bahan


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.

Webster University

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



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.