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MSU student abroad in Belgium

First Steps

1. Research your options:

  • Search available options in the program tabs based on experience types
  • 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 Education Abroad Expo
  • Attend program-specific information sessions

2. Talk with your academic adviser to discuss options that fit into your academic plan

3. Research financial aid and scholarship opportunities

4. Apply to an education abroad program

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 before leaving for a program. Students should save a copy for their records.

Study Abroad: Faculty-Directed Programs

Dairy Husbandry and Environmental Stewardship | Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Required GPA: 
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum
*Courses Offered: 
ANS 480; ANS 490

The Horse Industry of Ireland and Northern Ireland | Various Locations, Ireland
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
*Courses Offered: ANS 480; ANR 475

*The courses listed for each program provide a sample of the courses available to students. All courses are subject to change. 

Study Abroad: Semester Partner Programs

Lincoln University | Christchurch, New Zealand
Terms: Spring
Required GPA: 2.75
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) | Loughry Campus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Terms: Fall and Spring 
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange 

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

Note: The programs listed provide a sample of available program options. Use the Program Search to find more options available to you.

Service-Learning Abroad

Service-Learning Abroad

Service-learning opportunities usually include partnering with local community organizations and address a variety of social, economic, environmental or health challenges facing the community.

Entrepreneurship and Development: Agriculture & Environment Studies in Belize | Various Locations, Belize
Winter Break
Required GPA: 
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: 
ANR 475

*The courses listed for each program provide a sample of the courses available to students. All courses are subject to change. 


For more information, contact:

Randy Showerman
Director, Institute of Agriculture Technology
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rhonda Crackel
Director of CANR Study Abroad
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Office for Education Abroad Advising Center
International Center | Room 108
(517) 353-8922