Study Abroad at the University of Montana

United States West Missoula

Located in picturesque Missoula, Montana, the University of Montana (UM) provides students with a beautiful atmosphere to live and study. Missoula is the second largest city in Montana, and locals and students alike live an outdoorsy lifestyle. Missoula has more than 550 acres of parkland, 22 miles of walking trails, 4,200 acres of conservation lands, and 24,000 trees. The scenic university campus spans more than 156 acres and encompasses 64 unique buildings. With a large student population, the University of Montana comes alive with exciting American college sporting events, social clubs and student-run events. For language learners, UM’s Office for Student Success provides a wide range of resources that benefit SAF Scholars, such as the Writing and Public Speaking Center and unique subject-based study sessions. The stage is set for you to dream big and achieve big in what’s known as ‘Big Sky .’

Academic strength: Art, Design & Fashion, Biological & Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Agriculture, Business, Economics & Finance, Criminal Justice & Law, Music, Film & Performing Arts
Rankings: Globally Recognized

About the University

University of Montana

Missoula, Montana, is a beautiful place to live and study. Collaborative, ethical, sustainable lifestyles define both life on campus and in the local population of 80,000 people. Locals and students alike love being outdoors in the 500 acres of parkland, 26 miles of walking trails, 3,300 acres of conservation lands, and 20,000 trees. There is little surprise the University of Montana is one of a handful of designated Purple Heart Universities that champion military veterans on their education journey.

When you become a Grizzly—the nickname for anyone in this vibrant community—you commit to a better tomorrow. The science and liberal arts education that takes place here shapes forward-thinking, agile learners who want to make a difference.

Learn more at University of Montana's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Daehyuk Ha
“Near Montana, there are the natural wonders of Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Local friends suggested camping, and during summer vacation, I went to those two national parks with local friends several times, and it was a really enjoyable experience.”
Daehyuk Ha, Past SAF Student

Living on Campus

"More than 1,000 students call the UM campus home"

Like many students, Josh felt nervous about moving far from home to study at the University of Montana! But living on campus gave him the community support to thrive. Inspired by his on-campus living experience, Josh became a resident assistant and helps other students - such as those studying abroad - find their place at the University of Montana.

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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