Eurospring Planning & Logistics

  • The Eurospring program is currently on hiatus. Check back for updates later during fall semester 2019.

    Eurospring Orientation

    Eurospring features extensive orientation to help you make the most of your experience. Sessions begin in late fall, after the application deadline, and include a meeting with former Eurospring students in late November, and an academic planning session in December. Dates are determined once participant schedules are known.

    Students are required to attend spring orientation at MSUM in February (dates TBD). The daily sessions run from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with Thursday's session going into the evening until 8:00 PM.  The detailed schedule will be provided to students in January. An additional orientation date will be set in late February or early March, to align with the schedules of the participants (one full-day session). For the balance of the first eight weeks of spring semester, coursework will be handled online and in one-on-one meetings with faculty.

    Students are required to complete all assigned pre-departure coursework, attend orientation sessions, actively participate in all classroom and experiential learning sessions while abroad, design their own study plan, and turn in required work following return to the US.

  • Cost

    Students pay costs in three areas.  First, students pay MSUM tuition and fees for spring semester.  This payment is due during the university's standard payment schedule.

    The second cost is the program fee of $9,700 (estimated).  The program fee generally covers group travel, and includes lodging and some meals abroad, round-trip airfare, International Student ID Card, insurance, ground transportation and tickets for group events, and regional air, coach, and rail group travel while abroad.  Students pay the program fee to MSUM on a payment plan determined by each student's individual financial situation.  The program fee must be paid in full by 4:30 PM on the Friday before departure (March 1, 2019) at the latest.

    The third area of expenses is personal costs.  Students are responsible for their own expenses prior to departure and after return, and while abroad for some meals and entry tickets, and personal expenses such as passport fees, books, and laundry ($1,920, estimating $240 each week for 8 weeks).

    Minnesota State University Moorhead makes financial commitments on your behalf for the Eurospring program.  Refunds can only be made if monies paid out on your behalf are recoverable.

    Withdrawal from the program must be made in writing to the Study Abroad Office, MSUM, 1104 7th Ave South, Bridges 249, Moorhead, MN 56563.  The letter/email must be postmarked/timestamped on or before the deadline date, or hand-delivered to Bridges 249 by 4:00 PM on the deadline date.

    Payments are made to the Business Office by check, credit card, or financial aid.  The program fee will be charged to your spring account once we have enough students to ensure the program will run.  Tuition will be added to the program fee once students are registered for spring semester.

    Financial Aid

    Students who receive financial aid can use it for studying abroad, including loans, grants, and scholarships. Please visit the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid to determine what your spring award will be based on program costs.

    MSUM has the David P. Flint Endowed Scholarship for Eurospring students with financial need.  The first 9 qualifying students who are accepted into the program are guaranteed a $500 scholarship for 2019.

    Group financial aid information meetings will be held during fall semester, and students should also consult individually with financial aid officers regarding their aid award for spring.

    All U. S. citizen participants must have a valid passport, and do not need visas. Non-US nationals must determine whether they need a visa and are responsible for acquiring the appropriate documentation both for entry into the U. K. and other European countries and for entry back into the US.

    MSUM will host a passport drive in November should you need to order yours.

    Students will reside in student housing (dorm-style) while in England, and in hotels while on the continent.

    Students will share two, three, or four-bedded rooms. Meals are either taken at cafeterias, hotels, or in nearby restaurants. Hotels are usually 3-star, but other accommodations might be used, depending on availability. Some meals are not included, so that students have the opportunity to experience local eateries.

    Computers

    Please note: very limited computer/e-mail facilities are available to Eurospring residents while abroad. Internet cafes and other internet access sites are available while abroad but may be limited compared to availability in the US.

    The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds (one’s own luggage) and to walk for several miles per day, including stairs and uneven or slippery surfaces.

    All students must have accident and sickness insurance which is included in the program fee. Also included is the International Student ID card, which provides discount benefits.

    In order to secure the best possible price, tickets are normally issued with restrictions. Travelers are encouraged to purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance through a reputable travel agency or on the web. Be sure to read carefully before purchasing what kinds of situations are covered/refundable and which are not. Policies do not cover a change of mind. Therefore, participants must understand refund policies.

    Airline tickets purchased by Minnesota State University Moorhead on behalf of travelers become the property of the named traveler. Therefore, any cancellation penalties are the responsibility of the passenger, regardless of the circumstances.