Scholarships to Study Abroad in Europe

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Brussels, Belgium: Traditionally known for chocolate, waffles and beer, many visitors are surprised to find that the city acts as the capitol of Europe, home to the headquarters of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). However, if it is the gourmet you came for, you surely will not be disappointed. Comfortable cafes and world class beer may be found strewn along the streets of a city that has felt the influence of nearly all of its mighty neighbors, mainly France, Germany and the Netherlands throughout years of migration and conflicts. Easily living up to the standards of a European capitol, while still holding strong to its own traditions and culture, the city of Brussels makes for a world class visit with a feel of a smaller town.

Paris, France: The epicenter of French life and culture, Paris has much more to offer than just Jerry Lewis and croissants. Picturesque bridges lead visitors across the river Seine, connecting famous sites like the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower. Strolling among the cobbled streets and the world renowned landmarks that litter the city, visitors are likely to find cafes, parks and an array of shops and boutiques that sell everything from Eiffel Tower keychains to priceless paintings. With more than ten national and international newspaper publications, visitors and locals alike will be able to enjoy a good read while enjoying the cafes and a bit of people watching.

Prague, Czech Republic: One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague is situated on the river Vltava and is the cultural, economic and political center of the Czech Republic. Prague, known as the Golden City and as the City of a Hundred Spires, is the capital of the Czech Republic with a population of approximately 1.2 million. Left largely undamaged by WWII, Prague features architecture that is stunning, cobblestone streets and gold-tipped spires. Visitors will find an exciting variety of entertainment in Prague, including historical landmarks such as St. Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle, which is known as the largest ancient castle in the world according to Guinness World Records. If you are not a history buff, you will also find an abundance of music concerts, shopping markets, restaurants and much more to keep you entertained during your visit to Prague.

Rome, Italy: More than 2, 500 years old, the capital of Italy boasts a population exceeding 2.5 million. The city is built on and around seven beautiful hills with breathtaking views.Picture This very modern and cosmopolitan city also features historical treasures from the past, including the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain to name just a few. Within Rome, you will find the separate country of Vatican City, home to the Pope. The Vatican is the smallest country in the world with a population of only 500 and the Pope as its sovereign ruler. The tour of the Vatican City will surely be a highlight for many students on the trip.

Eligibility

Students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA who are admitted to the School of Journalism are eligible for this program. Students with slightly lower GPA may be considered if their journalism GPA is above 3.0. All students must be in good academic standing. Early/direct admits to the School of Journalism are eligible for this program.

Course Credit

You will earn two journalism elective credit hours on this program. The course will be taught by an MU faculty member and will incorporate the European perspective on journalism, as well as its importance and influence on media worldwide. You will see firsthand how newspapers, magazines, television stations and advertising agencies are run in other countries. Students will complete a final project pertaining to their sequence upon return of the program.

Costs

MU attempts to make the costs of studying abroad affordable for you. Generally, study abroad experiences cost a bit more than credits taken on-campus at MU, but include new experiences, cultures, languages and often times housing, flight costs and other program related costs. It's highly recommended that you outline a budget for yourself of what you would spend during the summer here at MU and compare it to study abroad costs. This program fee is approximately $3, 250 plus MU educational fees (two hours). Additional expenses to consider for this program may include personal entertainment, transportation, insurance, some meals and other miscellaneous expenses. Program fee includes round-trip flight from St. Louis to Europe, accommodation, rail pass, daily breakfast, media visits, program-related transportation, program cultural activities, on-site assistance, shuttle from airport back to Columbia, MU Study Abroad fee and ISIC card.

Please note that there are scholarships and other financial options available to you to help make study abroad part of your college experience!

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