Study Abroad

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

Every summer, the Honors College offers an exciting one-month study abroad program designed exclusively for honors students. Students may participate in an Honors College study abroad program in Sweden, Ireland or Scotland. In addition, UMKC offers many other study abroad programs that are suitable for honors students. We encourage our students to study abroad with any program they choose.

  • For information about the Honors College study abroad in Ireland (summer 2018), contact Dr. John Herron, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and associate director of the Honors College.
  • For information about the Geosciences Spring Break Bahamas Program (March 2018), contact Professor Tina Niemi. This study abroad program is available for honors course credit.
  • For information about the InterFuture Program, a program which allows college juniors to conduct intercultural, independent research abroad, view the program flyer, or contact Dr. David Robbins.
  • For a Study Abroad form to be completed at least two weeks before departure, click here

Visit International Academic Programs for complete information on all study abroad opportunities at UMKC.

Two-thirds of the academic credits earned in a non-honors study abroad program may be counted in fulfillment of the 27 hours of coursework needed to earn the University Honors distinction. Honors College study abroad programs are counted as regular honors credits and do not fall under the two-thirds rule.