Academic Programs Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Academic Opportunities

Education Abroad

Michigan State University is a national leader in education abroad, offering more than 275 programs, on all continents and in over 60 countries.  Programs are offered every session, including winter and spring break, and range from one week to two semesters.

More than a quarter of current Michigan State University undergraduates participate in education abroad and the program continues to grow.  An increasingly common component of excellence in higher education today, education abroad is an integral part of the undergraduate experience at Michigan State University.

Programs are offered in many academic disciplines in all colleges. Education abroad program models include faculty-directed programs, exchanges, direct enrollment, affiliated partner programs, research abroad, and international internships. Participating in education abroad helps students develop the academic/intellectual, personal, professional, and intercultural skills and attitudes required to become effective and competitive in the global environments they will encounter after graduation.

Students are encouraged to explore opportunities abroad early. They may start by visiting the Education Abroad Web site at, by calling 1-517-353-8920, or by visiting the Education Abroad Advising Center in the International Center, 427 N. Shaw, Room 108, or email

For additional information, see the Guest Status at Another Institution section of this catalog.