From study abroad to the Peace Corps, MSU encourages faculty and students to to broaden their horizons and advance their international education by learning abroad.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. MSU is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, and offers advising to students and faculty who are applying to the program.
The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) is a study abroad program, a product of the strong sister-state relationship between the State of Michigan and Shiga Prefecture, Japan. JCMU programs are dedicated to building relationships between Japanese, Americans, and other nationalities through active learning and participation in language, culture, family life and society.
MSU is proud to be ranked among the top U.S. institutions for study abroad. The Office of Study Abroad administers over 275 programs in more than 60 countries on every continent. Each year, close to 3,000 students engage in cultures different from their own and gain meaningful skills that can position them for academic and professional success.
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.