Study Abroad & May Term


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Unlock New Experiences

Experience matters, and our programs offer students the chance to take classes not typically offered on campus, with many courses involving travel across the US and abroad. From exploring topics like cooking and baseball statistics to unforgettable journeys in New York, Hawaii, England, Germany, Ireland, and Paris, our programs foster personal growth and cultural immersion. Whether you choose to participate in May Term or study abroad, expand your horizons and make memories that will last a lifetime.

May Term

Experience unique classes and travel opportunities with May Term at Morningside University. Designed by faculty, these courses cover diverse topics like cooking science and baseball statistics. Traveling May Term courses have taken students to exciting destinations such as New York, Hawaii, England, Germany, Ireland, and Paris. Completing at least one May Term class is required for graduation, and scholarships, including the Waller Family Endowed Scholarship, are available to support May Term experiences.

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Study Abroad

Morningside University offers a range of study abroad programs that combine classroom studies with extensive travel opportunities. These programs provide qualifying students with immersive global experiences beyond regular classroom learning.

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JANUARY 7 – APRIL 30, 2025


Join us for a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Study Abroad Experiences

The purpose of the exchange program is to promote international friendship and world peace by stimulating and supporting intercultural activities and projects among students from the United States and Japan. Academic work is in English.

Through a partnership with United Methodist-related colleges (Presbyterian and Catholic as well), the government of Northern Ireland, and its five major universities, students can study for up to a year in Northern Ireland.

Edge Hill University offers a variety of courses in Business Management & Leisure; Computing and Information Systems; English; History; Sport and Physical Activity; Law & Criminology; Media; Ecological Sciences; Social & Psychological Sciences; Performing Arts and Education.

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at St. Michael’s hall offers an exciting opportunity to explore classical studies amidst the academic, cultural, and social life of Oxford. The aim of the program is to provide each student with rigorous training in particular disciplines.

Formerly British American College London, the program offers a wide choice of majors in management, media, international relations, politics, psychology, and the liberal arts. The campus is ideally located in Central London, within the beautiful Regent’s Park.

This program offers semester and summer programs in Italy for undergraduate students. The majority of the courses are for students pursuing a business major. Courses are also available in economics, journalism, communication studies, and beginning Italian. In addition to coursework, students gain meaningful international experience through interaction with the local culture, visits to area businesses and travel opportunities that are built into the program.

Promotes in-depth understanding of Spanish-speaking countries through academically challenging courses as well as experiential learning opportunities. As a Spanish Studies student, you will focus on improving language skills as well as other area studies and become a part of the local community. Morningside offers programs in various cities in Spain as well as Argentina and Cuba.

The University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland Lucerne offers basic teacher training for the pre-school level, primary level (1st to 6th school year), lower secondary level (7th to 9th school year), upper secondary level (baccalaureate), and for special needs education. Although this semester-long study abroad location is best suited for students majoring in education, this experience is open to students in other majors as well. Course work is taught in English; however, students will be required to take course work in introductory to German as well.

Though not study abroad, it is certainly a different cultural experience than Sioux City. For the purpose of scholarship money, this will be treated as though it is a study abroad opportunity. Programs of study include American Politics, Foreign Policy, Glocal Economics and Business, International Law and Organizations, Journalism and New Media, Justice and Law, Religion, Politics, Peace and Security, Public Health and Sustainable Development.

CIEE offers the ability to study abroad in one of 43 countries on six continents. Many of these programs teach courses in English. CIEE has expanded Morningside’s offerings to include not only the humanities but specific programs in most academic areas including fine arts, communications, business, international relations, sciences, sustainability and development, ecology, and public health. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn the predominant language of their host country. CIEE offers numerous scholarships to participants

This is a summer program in which all costs are paid by the U.S. Department of State. Students have the ability to learn a language the U.S. deems critical to building relationships in today’s world. Examples of languages include Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Swahili, and Turkish. Applicants must be United States citizens at the time of application.

School for Field Studies is focused on sustainability and environmental science. They have programs in Peru, Bhutan, Panama, Turks and Caicos, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Tanzania, and Australia/New Zealand. They have both semester-long and summer programs available.

A non-profit consortium of universities that offers low-cost study abroad in 26 different countries. Students get to study the predominant language of the host country, as well as a variety of other academic subjects. Each site has its own unique set of classes available to students, many taught in English.