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Virtual International Learning Opportunities

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Virtual International Learning Opportunities offer valuable global experience without the need to travel. These programs are offered in an online format with provider organizations and partner institutions where MSU has an existing relationship.

Participating in these virtual programs can…

  • connect you with students and faculty from around the world
  • allow you to be part of a global classroom while staying local
  • offer you amazing cultural opportunities and a global foundation for your degree
  • be less expensive than a traditional traveling experience

Many options also offer experiential learning components, such as internships or research, that provide an opportunity to be more competitive in the job market.

Last but not least, virtual programs allow for more flexibility in event of global situations like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Below are the MSU's current Virtual International Learning Opportunities options.

Arcadia Abroad

Arcadia Abroad.jpgA leader in study abroad for over 75 years, Arcadia Abroad provides undergraduates access to over 130 programs in Australia, Chile, Cuba, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland & Wales). Nearly 3,000 students from over 300 colleges and universities participate in Arcadia's programs abroad each year. Arcadia continuously strives to provide the highest level of support and service to its program participants wherever they are in the world.

CAPA: The Global Education Network

CAPA logo.jpgFor 45 years CAPA: The Global Education Network has worked with institutions of higher education to build programs that meet their goals for learning abroad. They provide meaningful experiences that challenge and inspire students to analyze and explore complex political, cultural, and social landscapes within urban environments. Using collaborative learning communities and global connections via technology, CAPA prepares students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world.

Read Gaining a Global Perspective While Interning from Home written by Abigale Mumby, MSU History major, who interned remotely through CAPA in the summer of 2020.


Summer - CAPA Online Global Cities Program (closed for 2021)

*Summer - CAPA Remote Global Internships (closed for 2021)

*Students interested in this option should contact Dan Meier, Director of the Excel Network, for additional application details.

CEA Study Abroad

CEA logo.jpgCEA Study Abroad helps universities internationalize their institution, education, students, and faculty through a range of academic programs and services. They pride themselves on offering exemplary service to students from attentive admissions counselors and site specialists, to innovative implementation of instructional technology and local knowledge on-site. CEA's Virtual Internships Abroad help students gain valuable résumé experience, increase their global awareness, and set them up for success in a world where working remotely is becoming the new norm. 


CRCC logo.jpgCRCC Asia was founded with the aim of helping people from all walks of life obtain high-level employment early in their careers. As the leading provider of global internship programs, they work with over 1,000 host-companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai and Manchester to provide students and graduates the opportunity to further their personal and professional development in a dynamic and international setting. 

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

ISA logo.jpgSince 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world.

ISA Internships & Service-Learning provides participants a unique experiential learning program abroad. Internship placements focus on high-quality, customized work experiences while offering career-building guidance before, during and after the program. Service-Learning placements are designed to meet the needs of the local community while developing skills relevant to the participant’s field of study through guided reflection.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

TEAN logo.jpgThe Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is a full-service international education provider specializing in immersive study and internship programs throughout Asia Pacific that provide unforgettable experiences and unbeatable value. With more than 25 years of experience, TEAN offers students meaningful journeys abroad that not only meet high academic standards, but are culturally engaging, tailored to individual students’ interests and, of course, full of adventure!  They have strong partnerships with more than 30 leading universities throughout the region, and completely manages the student experience from beginning to end.