A new application process through the International Academic Programs Office has been put in place for all students wishing to participate in a study abroad experience. You can search program information and link to the application at www.umkc.edu/international. Please note that the preferred browser for the application program is Firefox.
There are several steps to the application process - signature documents, application questionnaires and recommendations. All areas must be completed and the letter of recommendation returned before we can accept your program deposit.
Once the application is completed, please come to the Bloch School Student Services Office, room 115 Bloch Heritage Hall to pay your deposit. The deposit is $700 for China, Hong Kong, London and Spain; $800 for South Africa. Deposits can be paid by check (payable to UMKC) or by credit card. Cash and payments via e-mail cannot be accepted.
Students will be charged a one-time, non-refundable subscription fee of $25 once a decision is made on their application.
The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 21, 2014, for all programs except South Africa. The deadline for South Africa has passed. Students are encouraged to apply early to secure their spot.
Application Review & Notification
Applications are reviewed as they are received. A committee of faculty members involved in the study abroad program reviews each application. Students applying by the February 14 application deadline will have a decision before the first scheduled class meeting. Notification of application status will be sent to the student's UMKC email account.
A capacity of 24 is set for each trip. Generally this is the largest number of guests that can be accommodated by many of our business visits. Each trip leader has the authority to change the capacity as needed.
Who Can Participate?
Preference for spots is given to degree-seeking Bloch School students and those pursuing the Business Minor. However students from other academic units at UMKC are welcome to apply. To be eligible, you must have completed one semester at UMKC prior to the start of the trip in May/June. Undergraduate applicants must have a 2.75 UM GPA. A transfer GPA will be reviewed for students who entered UMKC in spring 2014. Graduate students must be in good standing.
Students from other universities may apply as well. Beyond the application, these students will need to apply for admission to a UMKC degree program or for entry as a non-degree-seeking student. Certain restrictions apply to non-degree-seeking enrollment. Please take a moment to review our visiting student requirements.
The university may have additional requirements for participation in study abroad programs that must be met. See the International Academic Programs website for more information.
What Does the Deposit Cover?
The deposit will be credited toward the cost of accommodations as these arrangements must be made (and paid for) well in advance of departure. Note, the cost of accommodations may change and your deposit may not cover the final cost. The final cost may be higher than the original deposit amount due demand and/or currency fluctuations. You may be asked to pay additional monies to cover the cost of in-country transportation, entrance fees, business visit fees, etc. Additional payments may be sought before and/or after the trip.