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  • Locations: Memphis, United States; Muscle Shoals, United States; New Orleans, United States
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Academic Courses: HON, MBU Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotel Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Program Type: Faculty Led Minimum GPA: 2.50
Program Fee: $6000
Program Description:

Belmont in the South


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“Locations and Legends” provides an opportunity for students in any undergraduate major, who have an interest in music and culture, to immerse themselves in the places, personalities, and the development of the American music industry through the lens of the Southern US.  The program, scheduled for May 6-19, will launch with site visits in Nashville before we board our coach bus for tours of the sights, sounds, and history of American music in Muscle Shoals, Memphis, New Orleans, and other key locations associated with the characters and characteristics of American Southern music- ranging from Delta Blues to Rock ‘n Roll and everything in-between.  In addition to visits to museums, local landmarks, and recording studios, we will also have the chance to sit down with Norbert Putnam, a producer and artist who played for Elvis in the 1960s, Roy Orbison, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band among others, and to tour Rowan Oak, the home of American author, William Faulkner. Students will also have free time to explore music centers of Memphis and New Orleans. 

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered on the trip. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
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MBU 3950: History of the American Music Industry in the Southern United States (MBU elective)
MBU 3950 and HON 3200: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll- The Study of His Impact on American Law, Politics and Business 
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010) (satisfies BELL CORE requirement, must have completed 60 credit hours to count as Third Year Writing)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $6,000: 
This fee will include hotel reservations, admission to venues, and the two-hour Mississippi River Dinner cruise. 

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses.

2. Belmont Tuitionmemphis beale street
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Dr. Clyde Rolston
College of Entertainment & Music Business • JOHNSON CENTER 358

Dr. Amy Smith
College of Entertainment & Music Business • JOHNSON CENTER 392

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/06/2019 05/19/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.