Application Deadline & Fee

                   February 15, 2022; $75                        Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

May 10 - 24, 2022
2 Weeks

Program Details

UVU students will join with students from KAPS (Kosovo Academy for Public Safety) in exploring topics comparing disaster response systems and approaches to homeland security in the United States and abroad. Following morning classes, students will spend their afternoons and evenings visiting with local officials and experiencing local historical and cultural sites. On the weekend students may choose to take tours of neighboring Balkan countries - Greece, Albania, Macedonia (Tour 1) and Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro (Tour 2).

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students must enroll in one of the following courses.

ESMG 489R  Special Topics in Emergency Management
Prerequisite(s): *University Advanced Standing

ESMG 3710 Comparative Approaches to Homeland Security
Prerequisite(s): *University Advanced Standing

ESMG 6110 Disaster Vulnerability and Impact
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Masters of Public Services Program

MPS 690R Public Services Project
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Masters of Public Services Program


*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Physical requirements: Significant daily walking and working with groups of people. Outdoor activities.

All UVU study abroad students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee Covers in-country housing, most in-country transportation, some meals, entrance fees into sites, and international insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs
UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip international airfare (approx $1500)
Optional Weekend Side Trips ($1200 covers food, transportation, lodging, fees, translator)
Discretionary spending ($200)
Passport ($165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click on the following here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105). 

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.