Morningside students participate in various foreign study programs. Most programs provide opportunities for extensive travel in addition to regular classroom studies. Although these programs usually provide excellent experience for language students, work is available in English-speaking countries as well.
Student applicants must have at least a total grade point average of 2.5 (see specific program for additional GPA requirements) to apply and should be of sophomore standing. Students applying during the current academic year will be considered for study abroad during the next academic year. Students whom are selected to study abroad will be limited to one term unless the student is selected to study at Kansai Gaidai University, Queen's University, University of Ulster, Belfast Metropolitain College, Stranmillis University College, or St. Mary's University College in which the student would be allowed to study for two terms. Students must make application before October 31st to make the "Early Bird" deadline. If programs are not filled by the "Early Bird" deadline, applications received before the November 30th "Final" deadline will be accepted. Students who make application will be invited to meet with members of the Curriculum Policies Committee to discuss their application and plans for study abroad. The Committee will submit a list of candidates to the Academic Dean who will make the final selection for study abroad. The Academic Dean will notify students in writing regarding selection standings. For questions or application materials, contact the Associate Dean or phone 712-274-5388.
Morningside in Italy is a semester long program offered for Morningside College students that combines classroom study and research with the experiential learning opportunities of Italy provided by Morningside College faculty. Students pay regular Morningside tuition and fees, plus an additional program fee that covers airfare and excursions, and follow a flexible fulltime curriculum (16 hours) that allows a choice of prefixes and academic levels while fulfilling a variety of general education requirements. The Morningside in Italy program begins in Spring of 2013.