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MSU is the leader in study abroad participation among public universities in the United States and is one of four universities in the nation that rank in the top 10 for both study abroad and international student enrollment.

Whether MSU students are going abroad or coming to campus from other countries, they’re in for life-changing experiences—ones that just might change the world.

MSU offers study abroad destinations that span the globe, with opportunities to live, learn, experience different cultures, and even conduct research on all seven continents and in more than 60 countries. In addition, more than 30 MSU study abroad programs offer a community engagement component in which students have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to the people and places they visit.

But MSU students don’t have to go abroad to increase their understanding of critical global issues—they can simply talk to classmates.

Michigan State has one of the largest international student populations of any university in the United States. A talented community of students and scholars from 130 countries brings diverse experiences and perspectives that add immeasurable value and depth to the intellectual exchange among students and faculty.Shield 


Read the news release.

Visit the Office of Study Abroad to learn about international learning opportunities.

International Studies and Programs is a hub for international teaching, research, and outreach at MSU.

The Office for International Students and Scholars supports the needs of the international community on campus.

Visit International Admissions for details about applying to Michigan State University.

Watch a student-produced video about study abroad at Michigan State.

Michigan State University's Global Goods.RuleMSU has led the nation in study abroad participation among public universities for 8 years in a row.RuleNo. 9 in the nation for international student enrollment among public universities - more than 275 study abroad programs in more than 60 countries on all continents - 29 study abroad programs in Africa, more than any other US University6th largest producer of peace corps volunteers since the corps was founded in 1961.International students represent 130 countries - Approximately 26 percent of graduating seniors at MSU have participated in at least one study abroad experience.More than 40 percent of MSU students who study abroad visit nontraditional locations, including: Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

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