Study Abroad

Study abroad fits perfectly into the honors experience. The Honors Program seeks to break down the traditional divide between classroom and life. Study abroad opportunities sustain this kind of learning through international travel and study.

Most summers, the Honors Program offers an exciting one-month study abroad program designed exclusively for honors students to Ireland or Scotland. In addition, UMKC offers many other study-abroad programs suitable for honors students. We encourage our students to study abroad with any program they choose. Visit Study Abroad and Global Engagement for complete information on all study abroad opportunities at UMKC.

  • For information about the Honors Study Abroad Program to Ireland (Summer 2022), contact Dr. Diane Mutti-Burke (History) or Dr. Stephen Dilks (English).
  • Students who speak some French can join Dr. Levy for six weeks (nine credits!) living with a French family and studying French language and culture in Lyon, France (May 30 – July 8, 2022). Click here for more information and to apply.
  • For information about the Honors Program study abroad in Scotland, contact Dr. Henrietta Rix Wood, Honors Program teaching professor.
  • For information about Charles University Intercultural Summer Studies in Prague, view the program information and contact Dr. Gayle Levy
  • For information about the InterFuture Program, which allows college juniors to conduct intercultural, independent research abroad, view the online brochure, or contact Dr. Gayle Levy
  • For information on spring break 2022 in the Bahamas with Dr. Tina Niemi studying field methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences, click here.
  • To get honors credit for your study abroad experience, please complete this form at least two weeks before departure.

Up to 15 credits earned in any UMKC-approved study abroad program may be counted as regular honors credits in fulfillment of the coursework needed to earn the University Honors distinction.