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Short-Term Experiences

Columbia College offers multiple opportunities for short-term summer Education Abroad. The MOSAIC program hosts students for three to four weeks in cities around the globe. Columbia College Study Tours take place each May and last nine to 14 days. We also have a faculty-led trip to Jamaica for education students. We participate in the Study MO consortium—with a trip to learn about environmental issues and conservation in Costa Rica available. In addition to these programs, students may use Columbia College partners and other providers for short-term study.

Missouri Study Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium (MOSAIC) 2020

MOSAIC Program Dates and Costs

MOSAIC Course Information

Columbia College is a member of the MOSAIC consortium made up of eight colleges and universities. The consortium offers three- to four-week summer programs in some of the world's greatest cities.

  • Earn six to nine credit hours (credit granted by Maryville University).
  • Take classes with professors from MOSAIC and host institutions. Classes are mostly taught "in the field"—in museums, galleries and among the world's most recognized landmarks. Several group excursions are part of every program.

Columbia College study tours

Every May, Columbia College students and faculty take flight for a new adventure to some of the world's most amazing destinations! Past participants have climbed the Great Wall of China and hiked among the Inca ruins in Peru. Students have zip-lined through the forests of Costa Rica and swam with sharks in waters off Belize. We’ve visited the Great Pyramids, Paris, the Roman Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel. 

Trips last nine to 14 days, and students can earn up to six credits with optional courses. Scholarships are available to qualifying students.

Study Tours are a great opportunity for:

  • Freshmen or sophomores to get an early start on education abroad
  • Students with schedules that don't allow longer programs
  • Travelers with a limited budget
  • Sharing an abroad experience with friends or family (yes, they are welcome, too!)

Ireland study tour May 20 - May 29, 2020

Our tour begins in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland and includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Then we're on to Athlone to see the castle and take a cruise on the River Shannon (time permitting). From there we will visit Sligo and then on to Belfast via Giant's Causeway. In Belfast, we will tour the city, visit the Titanic Museum and drop in to Castle Ward (a shooting site for Game of Thrones). We then return to Dublin, stopping at Newgrange to conclude the trip.  

Price includes airfare, lodging, entrance fees, breakfast daily and some dinners. The final deadline to register for trip with the early bird discount is February 13, 2020. For full itinerary and to register visit Discover Ireland.

All Columbia College students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are welcome to participate. 

Courses are available for students during the Early Summer session. StudyTourCourses

Partners and other providers

Additional semester study opportunities are available through Columbia College partners and other providers.

Central College of Iowa - Central College offers semester and summer programs in Austria, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

CIEE - CIEE is a non-profit and intercultural exchange organization with education abroad locations all over the world. 

Webster University - Webster University has five European campuses (Athens, Geneva, London, Leiden and Vienna) and a campus in Thailand. They also have exchange partners in China, Mexico and Japan. As a member of the Webster WINS network, Columbia College students receive up to a 30 percent tuition discount on Webster programs. Students can apply for a WINS travel award of up to $1,000 to cover airfare to their destination.

University of Missouri - Columbia College students may participate in faculty-led summer programs at the University of Missouri, including those sponsored by the Trulaske School of Business.


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