Exchange Partner Information SheetUniversity of Missouri—St. LouisIn order to better promote our exchange relationship and to provide your students with the most accurate and up-todate information about our university, please refer to the information provided below. Please direct any questions [email protected] Thank you!General University InformationUniversity NameCity, State, CountryUniversity WebsiteWebsite for Incoming Exchange StudentsAreas of Strength (Business, Health Science, etc.)Size of Institution (Undergraduates, Graduates)University of Missouri-St. LouisSt. Louis, Missouri, incoming.htmlBusiness, Criminology, Political Science, Biology9,942 students (on-campus)Contact Person(s)Incoming Exchange Contact NameTitleEmailMailing AddressPhone and faxOffice websiteDirector NameTitleEmailPhone and FaxAdditional Contact PersonsCassidy Thompson (Dr.)Manager of Education Abroad [email protected] SSB, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121 USA 1 314 516 6454 (phone) 1 314 516 6757 (fax)http://studyabroad.umsl.eduLiane ConstantineInterim Executive Director of UMSL [email protected] 1 314 516 5753 (phone)General Office Email: [email protected] HydeAdvisor Education Abroad Programs, Faculty-led [email protected]
Enjoy the many free attractions in STL like the St. Louis Art Museum (bottom left). Explore Forest Park (bottom right), try Fitz’sfamous root beer floats on the Delmar Loop (top right), or check out a Cardinals game (top left). It is all a Metro ride away!General Area InformationPopulation of city and/or surrounding areaInteresting facts about the city and/orsurrounding area2.8 millionThe St. Louis metropolitan area is a cosmopolitan blend of theAmerican Midwest and ethnic influences from all over the world. Visit the iconic Gateway Arch! Catch a St. Louis Cardinal baseball game at the famousBusch Stadium or cheer on the Blues hockey team at theEnterprise Center! Walk the trails or ride a bike at beautiful Forest Park – at1,300 acres it’s bigger than Central Park in New York City! Enjoy live entertainment at several venues in the city,including the Muny – America’s oldest and largest outdoormusical theatre. Stroll the Missouri Botanical Gardens, voted #1 in the USAby the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards Experience some of STL’s famous and free attractions, likethe award winning St. Louis Zoo, the Art Museum and theMissouri History Museum. 14 Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in STL!Cities to visitSt. Louis is close to other travel destinations including Chicago,Kansas City, and Nashville. The St. Louis airport also has flights tomost domestic locations (metro station runs directly to airport).
Academic CalendarNomination DeadlineApplication DeadlineWhen will the student know ofacceptance?Orientation /Arrival datesSemester datesBreak datesCan exchange students live inhousing during the semester break?Exam datesAdditional NotesFall/Academic YearMarch 15Spring ( Jan-June)March 15 (Priority deadline); September 1 (absolutedeadline)April 15October 1Within two weeks of application deadline (may be longer for graduate applicants)Orientation is one week prior to start of the semester. Arrival dates are theThursday and Friday before orientation week. Orientation is ublications/calendar/academic c/publications/calendar/academic cademic/publications/calendar/academic c/publications/calendar/academic calendar.htmlStudents strike a pose during the annual UMSL Global pumpkin carving event (left)! Many students also take advantage of the freestate-of-the-art Recreation & Wellness Center, or RWC (top and bottom right). The RWC offers 14,000 square feet of open fitness space,two hardwood gym courts, an indoor track, a 2-story climbing wall, an aquatics facility, and more!
Many events on campus occur in the Millennium Student Center, or MSC for short. Here you will also find some on-campus diningoptions in the Nosh.AdmissionEligibility requirements (GPA, level, etc.)What are the language requirements?Required supporting documents for applicationAre application instructions and materialsavailable online (website)?Approximately 2.75, and at least two semesters at home university.Graduate admissions requirements are at the discretion of thegraduate department.UndergraduateTOEFL minimum iBT score:61 (PBT: 500, CB: 173)IELTS minimum score:5.5ITP score is acceptable for an undergraduate student85-90 DuolingoGraduateTOEFL minimum iBT score:79 (PBT: 550)IELTS minimum score:6.5 (recommended)ITP score is NOT acceptable for a graduate student105-110 DuolingoStudents who do not come from English language universities mustalso take an English proficiency exam when they arrive on campus.The results of this test will only be used to recommendsupplemental English language courses, if necessary; participationin the exchange is not dependent upon the score of this proficiencyexam.Yes. Application, Info Sheet, Financial Support Form, Transcripts,TOEFL, Passport Copy, and additional materials for graduateapplicants. ch of the application can be completed online. Forms sentdirectly by the student will not be accepted. https://umslsa.terradotta.com/?go incoming
CoursesAreas of study open for exchange studentsAccounting; Actuarial Science; African/African-American Studies;Anthropology; Art & Design; Art History; Athletic Coaching;Biochemistry & Biotechnology; Biology; Business Administration;Chemistry; Child Advocacy Studies; Communication; ComputerScience; Computing Technology; Conservation Biology; CreativeWriting; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cybersecurity; DigitalMarketing; Economic; Education; English; Environmental Studies;Film Studies; Finance; French; Gender Studies; German;Gerontology; History; Honors; Information Systems; InternationalBusiness; International Relations; Japanese; Management;Marketing; Mathematics; Media Studies; Military & VeteransStudies; Museum Studies; Music; Philosophy; Physics & Astronomy;Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy and Administration;Social Work; Sociology, Spanish; Statistics; Supply ChainManagement; Technical Writing; Transportation Studies; TraumaStudies; Workplace and Organizational ScienceAreas of study available in EnglishAreas of study that are not open to exchangestudentsAll of the aboveEngineering, Optometry, Nursing. Graduate programs are at thediscretion of the department. Graduate students are not eligible toparticipate in practicum courses in any field.What is the minimum required course loadDo students register for courses in advance orupon arrival?Course Registration Deadline(s)12 US credit hours for undergraduate, 9 for graduateBoth: Undergraduates are registered in 9 credits before arrival andthe rest upon arrival. Graduates are pre-registered for 6 credits.Registration begins approximately one to two months prior to thestart of the semester. Students may add/drop courses within thefirst week only otherwise, they may be penalized and must pay feesassociated with that drop.Students will be given contact information for an academic advisorwho will enroll students in their selected courses. Students shouldwork with their home university to determine the course selection.Course Bulletin (all courses):http://bulletin.umsl.edu/Course Search (by semester):https://myview.umsl.edu/psp/csprds/?cmd login(“Schedule of Classes” link on the login page takes you to theCourse offerings)Courses in “English for Academic Purposes” (EAP) are available butnot mandatory. They are taken for credit and will appear on thestudent’s transcript. There are no preparatory ESL courses availableprior to the start of the semester.Academic AdvisingWebsite for course offeringsEnglish as a Second Language
Finances (based on one semester)Room ( meal plan)Apartment-style housing (4bedroom) 2,235 (no meal plan required)Food 1,829Books/Course suppliesPersonal/MiscellaneousTransportation (Students may purchase a 25metro transportation billed to their studentaccount, this is a savings of over 200)Health Insurance (Exchange students may useprivate insurance that meets the minimumrequirements of the J-1 program. Students arewelcome to purchase their own health insurancebut are encouraged to discuss insurancerequirements with UMSL Global prior to doing so.Prices listed are for AETNA insurance throughUMSL)Total estimate (Students must show this proof offunding to receive a DS-2019) 500 2,119 250Dorm-style housing (singleroom) 5,146 (meal plan required,billed by UMSL) 150 (meal plan required seeabove estimate) 500 2,119 250Fall: 967Spring/summer: 1,340Academic year: 2,307Fall: 967Spring/summer: 1,340Academic year: 2,307Fall: 7,900Spring: 8,273Academic Year: 13,848Fall: 9,132Spring: 9,505Academic Year: 16,330Many students choose to live in the University Meadows, which are university affiliated apartment style housing with 2-4 bedrooms(left and top right). A metro stop is conveniently located on the south campus.
Student ActivitiesAre student activities/clubs open to internationalexchange students?Examples of activities/clubs available tointernational exchange students (if applicable)Are there additional costs associated withstudent activities?Are exchange students allowed to work?Buddy ProgramAre internships available? If so, are they forcredit?YesUMSL is home to over 100 student clubs and organizations, has anactive greek life presence, and incredible leadership andcommunity service opportunities for all students. Over 1,000events are hosted on campus each year, packing UMSL's socialcalendar with concerts, athletic events and social events likehomecoming and Mirthday. UMSL's campus ensures each studentwill have a safe an engaging, fun and memorable collegeexperience. https://www.umsl.edu/studentinvolvement/Not often. Some excursions may require fees.Yes (on campus with limited hours and with permission of theinternational office)Not currently, but we are looking to bring back this program. UMSLGlobal International Student and Scholar Services hosts events eachsemester for all international students to attend.It is possible, but students must work independently to make thesearrangements.Student groups like JASA (the UMSL Japan-America Student Association) are a great way to connect with other international and localstudents. JASA holds events like a Japanese calligraphy (right) or virtual origami (bottom left) and they also enjoy off-campus activitiessuch as the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Festival (top left).
AccommodationsTypes of housingThere are many housing options available to you and prices for allhousing options will vary. Housing may be limited so apply as earlyas possible. Assignments are made on a first-come basis.You can take virtual tour of Oak Hall and other UMSL housingoptions on the Res Life website. Res Life is campus owned andoperated housing and University Meadows is campus affiliatedhousing (independently operated).University Housing is the basis for the Apartment-style housingestimate and Oak Residence hall is the basis for the dorm-stylehousing estimate above.University Residence Halls andApartments: s/index.htmlCampus Affiliated Apartments (UniversityMeadows): s/UniversityMeadows.htmlIs there an option to stay with a host family?Do students have to apply for housing?Housing Application DeadlineIs a deposit required and if yes, when and howcan this be paid?Are international exchange students required tolive on campus?Are international exchange students guaranteedhousing upon arrival?NoYesAt time of acceptanceYes. Online.No. You can find apartments off-campus, but you should be willingto take public transportation. Staff members are unable to assist inthe search for off-campus accommodation.No. They must complete the application process.Other InformationWhat additional information should our studentsconsider?Please visit the "Admitted Students" section of the InternationalStudent and Scholar Services website for details about arrival,orientation, health insurance, and St. Louis. Please don't hesitateto contact us if you have any questions.We look forward to welcoming you to UMSLWhere we transform lives!Last Updated 17 November 2020
Manager of Education Abroad Programs . Email . [email protected] . Mailing Address . 362 SSB, 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121 USA . Phone and fax . Engineering, Optometry, Nursing. Graduate programs are at the discretion of the department. Graduate students are not e