For Education abroad options, students at Methodist University can choose
from the following options:
Short term courses abroad. These are courses that are
led by MU faculty. Some recent trips include Italy, France (Honor's Program),
Guatemala (Business), and England (Shakespeare). Future trips on the horizon
include: UK (Professional Golf/Tennis Management), Guatemala (Biology), International
Relations (Guatemala), & Financial Economics, (Panama, Sweden, Guatemala).
Stay tuned or visit the Study Abroad Office for more information!
Exchanges. Exchange programs allow MU students to travel
to our exchange partner universities for a semester while still paying MU
tuition and retaining the majority of their financial aid/scholarships. Students
pay the host institution Room and Board. Example destinations are listed under
active programs. For more information about exchanges and financial support,
for more information.
"Study Abroad" programs allow MU students to travel to various
institutions directly or through a Third Party Provider (such as GlobaLinks,
Central College Abroad, CIEE, and IES). Countless programs and destinations
are available for students, however institutional aid does not travel on "study
abroad" programs. For more information about study abroad programs, email
or stop by the office to set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
Are you military using the GI BILL? Did you know that you can use your GI
BILL in conjunction with our exchange programs? We have several locations and
programs that may interest you. For more information, please email
Read more about study abroad opportunities below and in our brochure.
Why study abroad?
Study Abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with benefits that go far
beyond academic learning. Students develop relevant intercultural communication
and problem-solving skills. They develop confidence, flexibility, independence,
and a new appreciation for diversity. An international learning experience strengthens
career opportunities and increases awareness of the interconnected nature of
Interested in studying abroad? E-Mail Us a Question!
The British Council runs the Business Education
Initiative (BEI) that would bring Northern Ireland students to our
campus and encourage our US students to go to Northern Ireland on exchange.
For US students to participate they must have a 3.2 average and would study
in NI for one semester or a full year in their junior year. Application deadline
is 1 Feb. each year. American scholars can find information at http://department.monm.edu/offcampus/Ireland/Program%20Description.htm.
Universidad Madero, Puebla, Mexico - undergraduates
with a B average are encouraged to apply. Applications due Nov for spring
semester, June for fall semester. Must enroll in a minimum of three subjects
per semester, a maximum of five. Summer and semester programs. There are also
Faculty Member short duration exchanges. They provide room and board and ground
transportation.Resumes due in November. See http://www.umad.edu.mx/umadmail/contactform.php.
Spring Break Trips Abroad - Two faculty-led
trips are planned for Spring Break 2012: one to London and one to Guatemala.
Contact Magda Baggett at the Study Abroad office, Room 14 in the Berns Center
Castles and Cathedrals - Students can earn 3 s.h. of upper-level English
or history credit through this trip to England planned for May 2013. For more
information, Contact Magda Baggett at the Study Abroad office, Room 14 in
the Berns Center or at
See also the following documents:
Sweden - Students can earn 3 s.h. of upper-level Business Administration
or Economics credit (BUS 3330 International Business Experience or ECO 4850
Sweden Study Abroad) through this trip to Sweden planned for May 12, 2013.
Click here for details
on Study Abroad Sweden. For more information, Contact Josiah Baker, Reeves
School of Business, at (910) 630-7477 or e-mail
Financial Aid Information for Studying Abroad
Student loans and parent loans follow students abroad (if they are eligible
Students should download the information on the courses they would take
in whatever program they choose to pursue abroad.
They need to bring the courses/descriptions to the Registrar's for review.
The Registrar will review the courses, in conjunction with the appropriate
department head (ex. if the course is an English course, the Registrar would
see the head of the English department) to determine course equivalency or
transferability of courses.
Any course that is transferable will be given a grade of pass/fail.
Whom do I contact?
Magda Baggett, Director of Study Abroad (910) 630-7159 or
Study Abroad Office, Room 14, Berns Student Center