Study Abroad


Study Abroad Options

The College of Social Science has a long standing commitment to education abroad and offers an array of opportunities. College-sponsored study abroad programs may support student meet university, college, major, specialization and/or language requirements.

With 90+ programs, located in every continent and for every semester, including: 

  1. Faculty-Led Programs = Students participate on a program directed by Michigan State faculty, alongside other MSU students 
  2. Co-Sponsored Programs = Students participating on a partner program enroll in courses with an international institution, transferring credit back to MSU. Co-Sponsored Programs include: 
    • Exchanges: MSU students enroll as a visiting student at an international university and a student from the host institution comes to East Lansing. MSU students pay MSU tuition and fees. 
    • Direct Enrollment: MSU students enroll as a visiting student at an international university and pay tuition and fees directly to the host institution. .

Application Deadlines

College of Social Science Scholarships

Summer and Fall Programs
Deadline for all application materials is 5 PM on March 1 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Summer and Fall Programs.

Spring/Winter Break Programs
Deadline for all application materials is 5 PM on November 1 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Spring/Winter Break Programs.

Spring Break Programs (only for Study Abroad Grant)
Deadline for all application materials is 5 PM on January 15 in the year the scholarship will be awarded for Spring Break Programs.

PLEASE NOTE: If application deadlines fall on a Saturday, Sunday or official University holiday, application materials will be due on the following business day by 5 p.m.
 

Study Abroad Scholarships

  • College of Social Science Study Abroad Grant - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

    The College of Social Science encourages participation in study abroad programs as an important component of the undergraduate experience. In support of this objective, the college will award a limited number of grants for FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS in study abroad programs for Summer, Fall and Spring.

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  • College of Social Science Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

    Thanks to a generous endowment funded by the MSU College of Social Science Alumni Association, the College of Social Science is pleased to offer the Study Abroad Alumni Scholarship. One scholarship in the amount of $1500 each will be awarded for participants in Summer, Fall and Spring programs.

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  • Ed & Gretchen Adler Study Abroad Scholarship - Summer, Fall and Spring Semester

    Thanks to a generous endowment funded by MSU Social Science alumnus Edwin Adler and his wife Gretchen, the College of Social Science is pleased to offer the Ed & Gretchen Adler Study Abroad Scholarship.

    The Adlers gave this gift in furtherance of the continuing MSU commitment to lead in international education and study abroad.

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  • James & Kathleen Chant Study Abroad Award

    This $1500 Award will benefit any Social Science major participating in a College of Social Science program and enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate commitment to academic success and would have difficulty in participating in study abroad without this award. Must be undergraduates in the College of Social Science and participating in a College of Social Science sponsored study abroad program.

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  • National Federation of Republican Women's Betty Rendel Scholarship

    Betty Rendel Scholarship awards go to three female undergraduates each year who are attending a four-year accredited college or university and majoring in political science, government or economics. It is open to women across the nation.

    Applicants must have completed at least two years of college before applying for the scholarship. Students must be interested in national government, politics and economics. When applying, they should be prepared to describe their level of interest in political and civic activities and what activities they have participated in.

    The scholarship is sponsored by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) in honor of past president Betty Rendel. Scholarship applications need to be sent to the appropriate state offices listed within the application information. Each state president may select only one applicant from each state to submit to the national headquarters.

    The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,000.

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  • Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund for Women

    The Go Red Multicultural scholarship champions greater inclusion of multicultural women in the nursing and medical industries, address important gaps in treatment, and ensure that all Americans have an opportunity to work with their healthcare providers to make the best choices that lead to good health.

    Sponsored by the American Heart Association and made possible by the Macy's Multicultural Fund, the scholarship program aims to ease the financial burden to students and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine.

    To qualify, applicants must be female, a minority (Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin); must be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident; must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, health care institution or program in the U.S.; and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

    Applicants must also submit an online application, a community involvement description, a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and an original personal essay.

    The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500.

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  • Women in Federal Law Enforcement

    The WIFLE Scholarship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate female students interested in a career in law enforcement. Eligible students may major in criminal justice, social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, chemistry, and physics.

    Students must be enrolled full-time in a four-year, accredited U.S. college or university and have completed the first year in college. Students can also be enrolled in a community college if they plan to transfer to a four-year institution. A grade point average of 3.0 or above is required.

    To apply, students must submit a 500-word essay on their experience in community involvement or previous experience with law enforcement. One letter of reference from a police official or community leader is also required. 

    The scholarship is sponsored by WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. WIFLE works with other agencies to promote increased opportunities for women in law enforcement. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage more women to consider a career in law enforcement. 

    The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MAY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500.

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For more information, contact:

Office for Experiential Learning
College of Social Science
Berkey Hall - 221
Phone: 517-432-4541
sscstudy@msu.edu