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MAPS: Marauders Abroad Programs


Current and Upcoming Programs:


Applications Closed Spring 2022: Apply now! Summer 2022: Apply now! Upcoming... 

Contact Information:

Email Education.Abroad@millersville.edu or the designated Program Leader listed on the program brochure.


MAPS Program Types:

MU Courses Abroad 

Millersville University courses abroad are short-term courses that are coordinated by MU professors.  They are generally offered during the summer or winter sessions, however, occasionally there are also trips planned during spring break. Courses vary in length and usually require additional class meetings before the trip, or upon return. Past courses have taken place in Iceland, Costa Rica, South Africa, England, and Northern Ireland. MU Courses Abroad change from year to year. New offerings are continually under development, so check this webpage frequently for updates! 

If you are interested in participating in one of Millersville's courses abroad, it is important to plan early and contact the professor offering the course as soon as possible. Each course has a limited number of participants allowed and the courses tend to fill up quickly. Each course is typically 3 credits; however, the number of credits that can be earned varies. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you review each course's "Program Offerings" to determine how the course can best help you make academic progress.  Some course offerings count as General Education classes and/or General Education requirements.

MU Service Learning/Cultural Experience Abroad

Another opportunity to go abroad for a short-term experience includes participating in a Service Learning or Cultural Learning Trip. An important difference between an MU Course Abroad and a MU Service Learning/Cultural Experience Trip is that Service learning/Cultural Experiences are generally not for academic credit. Students participate in these trips in order to have a high impact experience, volunteer in a country that is of need, learn about a culture or educational theme, or simply because they are interested in traveling to that location. Some professors may offer an independent study attached to the Service Learning or Cultural Experience, though if students are interested they should coordinate those details with the professor organizing the trip.

Travel Registry

Millersville University faculty and staff may invite students to participate in international conferences, international sporting events, international research in relation to a course or assisting in field research, or other similar trips. These trips are generally not for academic credit. Typically, students are invited directly from a faculty or staff member and only need to complete basic documentation with our office through a Travel Registry. Notify the Office of International Programs & Services if you intend to participate in one of these experiences.