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First Steps

1. Research your options:

  • Search available options in the program tabs based on experience types
  • 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 Education Abroad Expo
  • Attend program-specific information sessions

2. Talk with your academic adviser to discuss options that fit into your academic plan

  • It is important to plan early for studying abroad since Journalism majors only have 14 elective credits that can be completed in the ComArtSci College (or less if completing a minor in the college).

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 and to Jennifer New before leaving for a program. Students should save a copy for their records.


Study Abroad: Faculty-Directed Programs

Environmental Communication and International News | Lima, Cuzco, Huaraz, Paracas, and Tambopapa, Peru
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered:  JRN 473, 475; COM 399; CAS 492

Mass Media | England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: CAS 492

Paris and Rome: Study of Sports Journalism and Sporting Cultures | Rome, Italy and Paris, France
Terms: Summer of even years
Required GPA: 2.9
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: JRN 492

Photo Communication | England, France, and the Czech Republic
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.0
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: 
JRN 483, 491, 492; ADV 492; MI 491

Summer Sports Program Down Under | Sydney, Melbourne, and Cairns, Australia
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: ISS 315 or IAH231B; CAS 492

Advertising and Public Relations a la Mediterranean | Rome, Italy and Cannes, France
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: ADV 260, 334, 402, 425, 490

Beyond Bollywood: Taste of Indian Media | New Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad, India
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Freshman minimum 
*Courses Offered: MI 401, 442, 491; JRN 491, 492; CAS 490, 492

International Advertising in Europe | England, France, and the Netherlands
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
*Courses Offered: ADV 260, 334, 425, 490; CAS 492


*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

Queensland University of Technology | Brisbane, Australia
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

Deakin University | Melbourne, Australia
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 2.75 
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

American College of Thessaloniki | Thessaloniki, Greece
Terms: Fall, Spring and Summer
Required GPA: 2.5 
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

Event, Hospitality, and Retail Management at Stenden University | Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange

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


For approved 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:
 CAS 492; COM 493

Internships in Australia | Sydney, Australia
Terms: 
Fall, Spring and Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Courses Offered: CAS 492; COM 493

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: CAS 492; COM 493

Internships in China | Shanghai, China
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: CHS 490; CAS 492; COM 493

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: CAS 492; COM 493; FRN 490

Internships in Berlin | Berlin, Germany
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: CAS 492; COM 493

Internships in Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: CAS 492; COM 493

Internships in Singapore | Various Destinations, Singapore
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: CAS 492; COM 493

Internships in Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa
Terms: 
Fall, Spring and Summer
Required GPA: 
2.75
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: CAS 492; COM 493

Internships in Madrid | Madrid, Spain
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum
Other Requirements: SPN 310 or equivalent 
Courses Offered: CAS 492; COM 493

Internships in London | London, England, United Kingdom
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.5
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum 
Courses Offered: CAS 492; COM 493


Contact

For more information, contact:

Jennifer New 
Assistant Director of Academic and Student Affairs
College of Communication Arts and Sciences 
jnew(at)msu.edu

Lynn Aguado
EA Program Coordinator
The Office for Education Abroad
aguado(at)msu.edu

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


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