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Research Tools for Program Directors

In 1957, with the support of the Carnegie Corporation, Michigan State University (MSU) established the Institute of Research on Overseas Programs to study international exchange programs at American Universities. Since this time, MSU has played an active role in the development of the education abroad field. Today, supporting one of the largest study abroad programs in the world, MSU has rich potential to continue our contribution to the existing knowledge base.

To this end, MSU's Office for Education Abroad, guided by its Research Council, supports efforts from among some 200 active program leaders annually to participate in research projects and grant proposals, present at conferences, publish in journals, and support students in undertaking research abroad.

This site is intended as a resource for those wishing to undertake their own research on education abroad. In addition to tools for program leaders and others interested in conducting research on education abroad, the site features related publications, white papers, and dissertations produced at MSU and elsewhere, and showcases relevant conference presentations by members of the MSU community.

Your contributions to this site are welcome and may be sent to Dr. Inge Steglitz.