Study Away FAQ

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Learn about resources in:
          • Domestic & International Internships
          • Study Abroad/Study Away
          • Career Services
          • Help Rooms
          • Service Learning
          • Undergraduate Research
          • Lansing Area Organizations

If you are unable to attend a meeting or there are no meetings currently scheduled, we encourage you to learn more about Study and Internship Programs by watching the online presentations located on each program's page.


Where can I get the application?
Here is the online application: STUDY AWAY PROGRAMS APPLICATION
Is there a GPA requirement?
No, but 2.5 is recommended. If your GPA is lower than 2.5, be prepared to discuss your academic record during the program interview. Applicant may consider submitting a letter of explanation with the application.
What if I don’t know what semester I want to go?
Select the nearest deadline for now and we can determine the definite semester later. 
When is the application fee charged to my student account?
After you are admitted into the program, fees, if applicable, are submitted to Student Accounts.
How long should the essay be?
One page, double-spaced (300 words or less). Please put your name on it.
For the essay, what if I don’t know my internship interest?
This is a very important part of the selection process, so please discuss any ideas that you have. 
What if my resume is more than one page?
It is recommended that you work with Career Services to get your resume prepared for submission to internships sites on one page.  Visit for information on Resume workshops and Career Advising appointments.
If you have any additional questions not addressed in this list, feel free to email your inquiry to Study.Away(at)