MU Closed Wednesday

With the forecast of “a wintry mix changing to snow,” Millersville University has decided to close the campus for Wednesday, November 26.  It is important to note that ALL classes will be held, as scheduled, the remainder of today and tonight.  Only essential personnel are to report on Wednesday. 

 Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

 Policy on Snow Delays/Cancellations

MOSAIC- Oxford, England

About MOSAIC - Oxford, England

Maryville University, located in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsors a comprehensive faculty-led study abroad program in collaboration with 6 other partner institutions, known collectively as Missouri Study Abroad Inter Collegiate Consortium, or MOSAIC. Faculty members from multiple colleges and universities offer courses in various programs and majors with Maryville University being the source for administering the academic course credit.

The Summer 2015 MOSAIC program in Oxford, England will include a courses taught by Dr. Timothy Shea, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Office of Global Education at Millersville University. 

Information Session:
Monday November 24, 2014 at 4pm at the Office of Global Education (located across from the library at the corner of the talking intersection).  


Before applying to this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process.

Additionally, we encourage students to attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting with the Office of Global Education in order to receive valuable information about the process and to make a better informed decision about this program. Visit the Office of Global Education and Partnerships Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30pm or contact us via email GlobalEducation@millersville.edu to register for a Study Abroad 101 meeting.

Dates

Dates for the MOSAIC-Oxford, England Summer 2015 program are July 1-July 23.

Program Offerings

Students must enroll in two courses offered by MOSAIC faculty for a total of 6 credits. 

Students can earn an additional 3 credits, for an extra cost.

Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that the courses offered for this program are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.

MOSAIC-England Courses: TBA

Details of how to transfer course are reviewed during the Study Abroad 101 session mentioned above. Schedule your meeting today!

Eligibility

To participate in this program, students must:

  1. Complete 24 credits prior to study abroad

  2. Maintain a minimum of a cumulative 2.0 GPA through the semester before departure for Millersville's standards; however students who elect to take an Oxford Don tutorial, it is recommend that you have a 3.0 to keep up with the demands of the coursework.

  3. Meet all deadlines and application/paperwork requirements for the Office of Global Education and Maryville University.

Accommodation

While studying in Oxford, students will be living in shared apartments. Apartments have kitchens for student use as meals are the responsibility of the student.

Costs

Students pay Maryville University tuition and program charge directly to Maryville University.  There is an additional non-refundable, non-transferable Non-MU program participation fee and application fee paid directly to Millersville, due at the time of application.

Review the estimated cost worksheet (prepared by the Office of Global Education at Millersville University) for the Summer 2015 MOSAIC - Oxford, England program.

NOTE:  If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one IMMEDIATELY.  Keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to process and receive your passport.

Financial Assistance

Study abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses.  It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville).

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the MOSAIC programs (listed above under "costs").  These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.).  Global Education does not provide estimates for additional travel.

Summer Aid:  Most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid.  Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year.

Prior to submitting your study abroad application, it is strongly recommended that you take a copy of the completed cost worksheet, to Financial Aid Office to discuss financial planning.  Depending upon your specific financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office will provide estimates of what additional aid you may receive to fund your study abroad experience.  They are also able to inform you about alternative financing options available such as private loans.

Any additional questions regarding Financial Aid for Summer Study Abroad should be directed to Marcy Ashton, Associate Director of the Financial Aid Office.

Details about financial considerations are provided at the Study Abroad 101 session mentioned above. Schedule your meeting today!

Transfer of Credit

Once accepted to study abroad, students must complete a Study Abroad Resident Credits form which will help to plan the courses they plan on taking abroad.

Students should work with their major/minor advisors to select courses which will fit into their major(s), minor(s), and General Education requirements, where appropriate.  The Office of Global Education cannot provide any academic advice or determine class equivalencies.

This form must be completed prior to departure and returned to the Office of Global Education.  This form gives students and their major/minor departments the opportunity to determine multiple possibilities of course choices and their equivalencies.

After the study abroad program is completed and a transcript is sent to Millersville University, the Registrar's Office determines the final transfer of credit.  All courses taken through the MOSAIC - Oxford, England program will come back to Millersville as transfer credit from Maryville University. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for the transfer policy.

To Apply

Summer 2015 Participation: Applications will be available to complete starting in late December 2014.

 The deadline to submit a "Non-MU Study Abroad" application is mid- late February. Specific Dates TBA

Refer to Global Education's home page at www.millersville.edu/globaled for the application release announcement.

Before applying to this program, students are STRONGLY encouraged to research the program thoroughly and discuss their plans with the Office of Global Education, their academic advisor(s) and any family members or other parties involved in the decision making process. Additionally, we encourage students to attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting with the Office of Global Education in order to receive valuable information about the process and to make a better informed decision about this program. Visit the Office of Global Education and Partnerships Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30pm or contact us via email GlobalEducation@millersville.edu to register for a Study Abroad 101 meeting.

To apply, click on the following link to be directed to the "To Apply" webpage. Be sure to read all instructions before completing a NON-MU Study Abroad application. Pay special attention to the green highlighted comments to MOSAIC participants throughout the application checklist.