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The Office for Education Abroad uses a software platform called Via that is used to search and apply for MSU-sponsored education abroad programs. In order to access Via, users must create a profile.

Create Your Profile

To view program information, you will need to sign-in to MSU’s Via portal and begin a profile by answering a few simple questions.

After answering these questions, you can search directly for a specific program, or go through the Program Matching function - a fun and personalized quiz that will result in a list of programs that match your preferences. You can edit your preferences at any time to get new results or filter the list of programs by destination, field of study, duration, general keywords, and more!


It’s recommended to use Google Chrome as Via is not compatible with other browsers.

Michigan State University students must use their MSU NetID and password to access Via (orange “Go to Portal” box). Students from other colleges and universities will sign-in through the link below the orange box.

Imagine of Via TRM login page

Once your profile is set-up in the system, you will have access to:

  • Program brochures
  • Application materials
  • Messaging center
  • Events and information meetings

NOTE: Program information is still being entered into Via, especially summer programs, so please check the program search often!

If you would like to meet with a Peer Adviser to discuss your options or walk through the Via system, visit the Education Abroad Advising Center (108 International Center) for options. We can help you find a program that meets your needs and interests!

All programs listed in Via are official MSU-sponsored programs or affiliated partner programs authorized by Michigan State University in which any student may apply as long as they meet eligibility requirements. Students may also complete independent studies or internships abroad when the appropriate arrangements have been made with an MSU College sponsor.  Students are not permitted to participate in programs not listed in Via (non-MSU programs) at this time.

NOTE: A visitor link is also available to see the entire list of available programs without the need to log-in. However, you will not be able to favorite/save programs or apply to programs until you’ve created a profile.