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First Steps

1. Research your options:

  • Search available options in the program tabs based on experience type
  • Visit the Education Abroad Advising Center (International Center Room 108)
  • Attend an EA 101 session or watch the video online
  • Visit our frequently asked questions page
  • Attend the Broad College Study Abroad Fair and the Education Abroad Expo
  • Attend program-specific information sessions
  • Meet with Mr. Jeff Yingling in The School of Hospitality Business to discuss options that fit into your academic plan

2. Research financial aid and scholarship opportunities

3. Apply to an education abroad program

4. Visit the Broad Business Study Abroad page to learn about next steps based on your program type


Study Abroad

Study Abroad Program Types

  • Faculty-Directed Programs - Faculty directed programs are run and taught by MSU faculty members who lead a group of MSU students abroad. While on a program, students will directly earn MSU credit and pay the same rate in MSU tuition that they do on campus.

  • Semester Partner Programs - Semester partner programs allow an MSU student to apply to and enroll in a foreign university as a student. Students take courses at the university with local and other international students. There are two types of Semester Partner Programs: Exchange and Direct Enroll.

Exchange Program: Students pay MSU tuition and fees just like a semester on campus.

Direct Enroll Program: Students pay host institution tuition and fees.

Note: All Semester Partner Programs require a student to complete a Course Approval Form (CAF) to earn academic credit. Students must submit a copy of the completed CAF, with all required signatures, to the Office for Education Abroad and to the College of Engineering Education Abroad Coordinator before leaving for a program. Students should save a copy for their records.


Faculty-Directed Programs

Marketing in China | Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, & Xi'an, China
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Courses Offered: MKT 491, 300, 302, 310, 319, 327, 383

Marketing & International Comparative Dimensions of Business in Europe | England, France, & Spain
Terms: Summer I and Summer II
Required GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Broad Majors only or sophomores expected to be admitted w/ in next semester
Courses offered: BUS 291; HB 375; MKT 300, 310, 327, 415, 490, 491

International Business Management in Western EuropeBelgium, France, Netherlands, & Luxembourg
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Courses available: MKT 310, 393, 490; SCM 303, 490; BUS 291, 491

Business and Culture in Japan | Tokyo, Osaka, & Nagoya, Japan
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Courses Offered: MKT 310, 327, 490, 491; BUS 491

Doing Business in South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum
Courses Offered: MKT 310; MGT 490

Business and Culture in Spain | Barcelona, Spain
Terms: Spring Break
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore or Junior
Courses Offered: MKT 310, 491 or BUS 291, 491

Marketing and Business in London | Cambridge, England
Terms: Winter Break
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum
Courses Offered: MKT 300, 327, 415, 490; HB 375; BUS 291


Semester Partner Programs

International College of Management Sydney | Sydney, Australia
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 2.75
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll

The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy | Hong Kong, China
Terms:
Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 2.75
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: Exchange 

American College of Thessaloniki | Thessaloniki, Greece
Terms:
Spring and Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll 

Event, Hospitality, and Retail Management at Stenden University | Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum
Enrollment Type: Exchange

BI Norwegian Business School | Oslo, Norway
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: Exchange 

For approved equivalencies at partner universities, visit transfer.msu.edu and the Registrar's Education Abroad Partner Programs page. 


Contact

For more information, contact:

Natalie Kohler
EA Program Coordinator
The Office for Education Abroad
kohlerna(at)msu.edu

Jeff Yingling
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs
The School of Hospitality Business
yingling(at)broad.msu.edu

Office for Education Abroad Advising Center
International Center | Room 108
(517) 353-8922
abroad(at)msu.edu


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