Study Away FAQ

Detroit Summer Internship Info Meeting
Wednesday, January 25th at 5:00PM in Berkey Hall, Room 213
Flint Summer Internship Opportunity
Tuesday, January 26th at Noon in 225 Old Horticulture
(across from Berkey Hall)
Pizza provided at this noontime meeting!
Social Science Resource Fair
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
11am to 3pm
Berkey Hall Second Floor
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.
Is the application fee refundable?
If you withdraw your application prior to interview/admittance, you will receive a refund.  If you are interviewed and not admitted, you will not be charged an application fee. After you are interviewed and admitted this fee is non-refundable.
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)