International Studies & Programs


Fisheries and Wildlife Major Advising Page

MSU students in Antarctica

First Steps

1. Research your options:

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

Studies in Antarctic System Science | Ushuaia, Argentina & Various Locations, Antarctica
Terms: Winter Break
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: FW 480; ISB 202

Sustainable Food, Environment and Social Systems in Australia | Various Locations, Australia 
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
*Courses Offered: ANR 475; ISS 310; ISB 202

Ecology of the Mountains | Various Locations, India
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: ANR 475; ISS 310; XXX 490 - Independent Study

Sustaining South African Wildlife: Cash, Crime, Conflicts and Conservation | Hoedspruit, South Africa
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: FW 480

*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

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

University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
Terms: Fall and Spring 
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

Wageningen University | Wageningen, Netherlands
Terms: Fall and Spring 
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Junior minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

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

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

Global Service-Learning allows a student to pursue academic learning through ethical collaboration with communities outside of the United States. This collaboration focuses on the identification of the needs of a community and how the community's assets can be utilized to address the identified needs.

This type of learning employs structured reflective practices that facilitate and support better understanding of:

  • Common human dignity
  • One’s own culture and identities
  • Intercultural awareness of partnering community
  • Socio-economic, political, and environmental issues
  • Power relations on interpersonal, intercultural, societal, and global scales
  • Socially responsible citizenship

Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and Environment Studies in Belize | Various Locations, Belize
Terms: Winter Break
Required GPA: 2.2
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:

Jean-Paul Sewavi
EA Program Coordinator
Office for Education Abroad

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

Jim Schneider
Senior Specialist, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

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