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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 and to the College of Engineering Education Abroad Coordinator before leaving for a program. Students should save a copy for their records.


Study Abroad: Faculty-Directed Programs

Pentatech: 5 Trending Technologies in Madrid | Madrid, Spain
Terms:
Summer
Required GPA:
2.0
Class Standing:
Sophomore minimum
Courses Offered:
ME 222; MSE GCU; SPN 290 (no pre-req)

Summer Engineering in Madrid | Madrid, Spain
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum
Courses Offered: ME 426; SPN 290


*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

Monash University | Melbourne, Australia
Terms: 
Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 
3.0
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: 
Exchange 
Courses Offered In: 
ME, MSE, MTH, PHY, STT, ISS 3XX, IAH 211+

University of New South Wales | Sydney, Australia
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum
Enrollment Type: Exchange 
Courses Offered In: ME, MSE, BS, MTH, PHY, STT, ISS 3XX, IAH 211+

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
Courses Offered In: 
ME, CE, MSE, MTH, PHY, STT, ISS 3XX, IAH 211+

Technical University of Denmark | Lyngby, Denmark
Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type:
Exchange
Courses Offered In: 
ME, BS, MTH, PHY, STT

Ecole Catholique d'Arts et Metiers | Lyon, France
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange
Courses Offered: 
ME 201; ME 410; ENE GCU; FRN GCU

CEA Engineering in Paris | Paris, France
Terms:
 Summer
Required GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll
Courses Offered:
 CE 221; MTH 234; ISS 320

University College Dublin: Summer Physics | Dublin, Ireland
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll
Courses Offered:
 PHY 183, 184, 191, 192

John Cabot University | Rome, Italy
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 2.75
Class Standing: Junior minimum 
Enrollment Type: Direct Enroll
Courses Offered In:
 ME, MTH, ITL, ISS 3XX, IAH 211+
Other Requirements: Students are required to enroll in one Italian language course

Universidad Pontificia Comillas | Madrid, Spain
Terms: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Required GPA: 
2.0
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: 
Exchange
Courses Offered In:
 
MSE, CHE, ME, MTH, EGR, SPN

University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland
Terms: Fall and Spring
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Enrollment Type: Exchange
Courses Offered In:
 ME, ISS 3XX, IAH 211+


Note: The programs listed provide a sample of available program options. Use the Program Search to find more options available to you.


Research Abroad

Research Abroad

Research abroad is an interactive, discovery-based experience that teaches and engages students about the numerous components involved in the research and creative process. Research abroad can be done in conjunction with faculty or conducted independently, and it can encompass a wide variety of fields.

As students learn and work on essential components of the research process, they develop enhanced analytical skills, improve their oral and written communication abilities, and experience an increase in self-confidence. Research abroad provides students the opportunity for professional and personal development in a positive and productive environment. 


RWTH Aachen University | Aachen, Germany
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Junior minimum
Courses Offered: ME 490; GRM 102 or higher

Leibniz University | Hanover, Germany
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
3.0
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum
Courses Offered:
ECE 490

Arcadia University Summer STEM Research at the University of Limerick | Limerick, Ireland
Terms: Summer
Required GPA: 3.0
Class Standing: Sophomore
Courses Offered: Speak with your academic adviser about available credit

Tohoku University | Sendai, Japan
Terms:
Spring
Required GPA: 
3.0
Class Standing: 
Junior minimum
Courses Offered:
Speak with your adviser about possible academic credit

Universidad Pontificia Comillas | Madrid, Spain
Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required GPA: 2.0
Class Standing: Sophomore minimum 
Courses Offered:
Speak with your academic adviser about available credit


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

ICT for Development in Tanzania | Arusha & Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania
Terms: 
Summer
Required GPA: 
2.0
Class Standing: 
Sophomore minimum
Courses Offered: 
EGR 488


Contact

For more information, contact:

Jean-Paul Sewavi
EA Program Coordinator
The Office for Education Abroad
sewavije(at)msu.edu

Maggie Blair-Ramsey
Education Abroad Coordinator
College of Engineering
blairram(at)egr.msu.edu

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


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