The College of Social Science has a long standing commitment to international study and offers a wide range of opportunities to participate in a study abroad experience. Globalization of economies, political structures, and communication has made it critical for students to understand the complex problems that confront contemporary societies. Study abroad programs offered by the college emphasize analysis of issues relating to political and economic systems in diverse cultures, global conflict and cooperation, adaptation to change, and the nature of differences in cultures and societies.
Students participating in international study gain concrete skills in intercultural communication, nation-specific knowledge, and an awareness of both self and others in the global context of the 21st century world.
The college’s study abroad coordinator can help you find a program that fits your interests and academic needs. College-sponsored study abroad programs are available that meet university, college, major, specialization, language, and/or cognate requirements.
Scholarship Information and Applications (Adobe Acrobat files)
Study Abroad Recommendation Form
College of Social Science Study Abroad Grant
College of Social Science Alumni Study Abroad Research Grant
M. Peter McPherson Study Abroad Scholarship
College of Social Science Alumni Study Abroad Scholarship
(If application deadlines fall on a Saturday, Sunday or official University holiday, application material will be due on the following business day by 5 p.m.)
For more information, contact:
Study Abroad Director
College of Social Science
509 E Circle Dr, Room 221
East Lansing, MI 48824