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First Steps

1. Research your options:

  • Search available options in the program tabs based on experience type
  • 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 Broad College Study Abroad Fair and the Education Abroad Expo
  • Attend program-specific information sessions
  • Meet with Broad academic advisers to discuss options that fit into your academic plan

2. Research financial aid and scholarship opportunities

3. Apply to an education abroad program

4. Visit the Broad Study Abroad page to learn about next steps based on your program type


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 and to the Broad College Education Abroad Coordinators before leaving for a program. Students should save a copy for their records.


Study Abroad: Faculty-Directed Programs

Business of the Olympics: Winter & Summer Olympic Venues Explored | Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
*Courses Offered: MKT 393; BUS 291

Global Finance Studies in Belgium | Namur, Belgium
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: FI 311, 320, 451; BUS 491

U.S. & Canada: Great Lakes Supply Chain Tour | Toronto, Ottawa, & Montreal, Canada
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: SCM 303

Marketing in China | Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai & Xi'an, China
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: MKT 300, 302, 310, 319, 327, 383, 491

Business Law, Ethics and Sustainability in an Emerging Global Market | Athens & Nafplion, Greece
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: GBL 385, 385H, 323, 460, 490, 491; MKT 393

Marketing & International Comparative Dimensions of Business in Europe | France, Spain, & United Kingdom
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Other Requirements: Broad Majors only or sophomores expected to be admitted w/in the next semester 
*Courses Offered: HB 375; MKT 300, 310, 327, 415, 490, 491; BUS 291

Business and Culture in Japan | Tokyo, Japan
Terms: Spring Break
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: MKT 393, 490

Business and Cultural in St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg, Russia
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Junior minimum
*Courses Offered: FI 311, 312, 451; MKT 393

Doing Business in South Africa | Cape Town, South Africa
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum 
*Courses Offered: MKT 310; MGT 490

Business and Culture in Spain | Barcelona, Spain
Terms: Spring Break
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: MKT 310, 491; BUS 291, 491

Business in Scotland | St. Andrews, Scotland
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: MGT 476; MKT 310; MGT/MKT 393; BUS 491

Marketing and Business in London | London, England
Terms: Winter Break
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum
*Courses Offered: MKT 300, 327, 415, 490; HB 375; BUS 291


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


Semester Partner Programs

Monash University | Melbourne, Australia 
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll and Exchange

University of New South Wales | Sydney, Australia 
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll and Exchange

University of Technology Sydney | Sydney, Australia 
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 2.8 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll and Exchange

University of Sydney | Sydney, Australia 
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll and Exchange

City University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong, China 
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Hong Kong, China
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

Neoma Business School | Neoma, France (Broad Only)
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Junior minimum
Enrollment Type: Exchange

Corvinus University of Budapest | Budapest, Hungary
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 2.5 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll

Ben-Gurion University of Negev | Beersheba, Israel
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Jerusalem, Israel
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll 

Tel Aviv University | Tel Aviv, Israel 
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll

American University of Rome | Rome, Italy
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll 

John Cabot University | Rome, Italy 
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 2.75
Class Standing: Junior minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore | Milan, Italy
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll and Exchange 

University of Waikato | Hamilton, New Zealand
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll 

BI Norwegian Business School | Oslo, Norway
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: Exchange 

Chulalongkorn University | Bangkok, Thailand (Broad Only)
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

Northumbria University International Summer School | Newcastle, United Kingdom
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5 
Class Standing: Junior and Senior
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll  


For approved course equivalencies at partner universities, visit transfer.msu.edu 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.


Internships Abroad

Internships Abroad

Internships abroad are designed to engage students in a variety of experiential opportunities that reflect their career interests and typically provide an academic component to reflect upon their professional development.

An internship abroad is a great way for students to:

  • gain on-the-job experience in their field of study
  • build a strong resume by adding an international dimension
  • experience foreign work cultures firsthand
  • build a global network to help support professional growth

Internships in Argentina | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.0 
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Other Requirements: SPN 310 or equivalent
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in Australia | Sydney, Australia
Terms: 
Fall, Spring and Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493

University of Sydney | Sydney, Australia
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
3.0
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Courses Offered: Speak with your academic adviser about available credit

Internships in Toronto | Toronto, Canada
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.0
Class Standing: Junior
 minimum 
Other Requirements:
Must have a U.S. passport
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in China | Shanghai, China
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493; CHS 490

Internships in Paris | Paris, France
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Other Requirements:
FRN 320 or 321 or equivalent
Courses Offered: SSC 493; FRN 490

Internships in Berlin | Berlin, Germany
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in Ireland | Dublin, Ireland
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in Singapore | Various Destinations, Singapore
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa
Terms: 
Fall, Spring and Summer
Required GPA: 
2.75
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in Madrid | Madrid, Spain
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum
Other Requirements: SPN 310 or equivalent 
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in Thailand |Chang Mai, Thailand
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493

Internships in London | London, England
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: SSC 493


Visit the Broad Careers & Internships page for more information on international internships. 


Course Guidelines

Guidelines for Choosing Courses Abroad  

* These guidelines do not apply to faculty-directed programs. *

General Guidelines:
1. Students are not permitted to take more than 12 credits combined from Business Core and Major courses during their semester abroad experience.
2. Students are not eligible to earn specific course credit if the prerequisite from MSU and host institution has not been satisfied.
3. Students must earn a minimum of a 2.0 in each business course they take abroad in order to earn transfer credit. 


Choosing Business Core Courses Abroad

Core CoursesRestrictions
ACC 201 No equivalent international course
ACC 202 No equivalent international course
BUS 250 No equivalent international course
EC 340  
GBL 295 No equivalent international course
ITM 209 No equivalent international course
MGT 315 Human Resource Management majors may not take abroad
MGT 409 This course may not be taken abroad
MKT 300 Marketing majors may not take abroad
MKT 310  
MKT 317 Marketing and Supply Chain Management majors should not take abroad
SCM 303 Supply Chain Management majors may not take abroad

Choosing Business Core Courses Abroad

MajorRestrictions
Accounting May not take major course work abroad
Finance May take 1 major field elective course abroad
Human Resource Management May not take major course work abroad
Management May take 1 major course abroad and may choose from 300-400 level courses in: ACC, FI, GBL, MGT, MKT, & SCM
Marketing May take 1 major field elective course abroad
Supply Chain Management May not take major course work abroad

For more detailed course selection guidelines, visit the Broad Academic Semester Study Abroad Guidelines page. 


Contact

For more information, contact:

Natalie Kohler
EA Program Coordinator
The Office for Education Abroad
kohlerna(at)msu.edu

Dwight Handspike
Senior Associate Director | Undergraduate Academic Services
Eli Broad College of Business 
handspike(at)broad.msu.edu

Melanie Wallace
Academic Adviser | Undergraduate Academic Services
Eli Broad College of Business 
wallace(at)broad.msu.edu

Office for Education Abroad Advising Center
International Center | Room 108
(517) 353-8922
abroad(at)msu.edu


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