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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. We also have a faculty-led education focused service learning trip to Jamaica. Students from any major may apply. 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, costs and 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.

Service Learning in Jamaica

Join Dr. Sandy Hamar on this 8 day service learning trip to Falmouth. There you will help teach school age children, and contribute to service projects there. While this is a volunteer focused trip, you will experience Jamaican culture and partake in some tourist attractions.

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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