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Getting Started

There are a variety of ways to learn about the education abroad opportunities available through Michigan State University.  Our office has the information you need to start your search and select the program to fit your academic needs.

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Our staff is available to walk you through the first steps of choosing to study abroad.

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Whether this is your first time abroad or you are looking for a more independent experience, we offer a range of program types that will suit your academic interests.

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Major Advising Pages (MAPs) provide information on education abroad programs that are available for students, organized by major or college. Faculty, advisers, and students can use these MAPs as a starting point for selecting an education abroad program that best complements students' studies on campus.

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Our Program Search allows you to search by subject offered, semester or term, country or region, program or experience type, faculty leader, and sponsoring college or department.  

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There are many ways to help pay for education abroad and maximize the resources that are available to you.

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U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. Certain countries may also require a visa that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific reason.


Frequently asked questions

Find answers to the frequently asked questions on education abroad at Michigan State University.