The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) offers the students and faculty of Mississippi State University the opportunity to explore academic opportunities outside of the United States. Students have three options to study abroad, which are described below. To view a complete list of program offerings click here.
Students go abroad with their MSU classmates to take MSU courses led by MSU faculty members. These programs are short-term and typically occur during spring or summer break. Students are responsible for tuition and travel costs.
Mississippi State University holds tuition exchange agreements with a number of universities abroad. Exchange programs are usually semester in length and pre-approved course credits will transfer back to MSU. Students will pay their regular tuition to MSU, not the host university. Click here to view our current options.
If students are not able to find suitable Faculty-Led or Exchange options, we recommend they use our affiliated third-party companies. These companies typically handle housing, course registration, insurance, excursions, and more. All payments are made to the company and pre-approved course credit will transfer back to MSU. Some programs offer service learning or internship options too. Our affiliate companies include:
*Students who participate in a Provider Company program must complete an application through the provider company's website and through MSU. The provider's application is the primary application. Once that application has been started, students also need to create and complete the application on the MSU website. Among other things, this application is where students will sign their Risk and Release form and receive their Course Approval Form to be signed by the Registrar to guarantee transfer of course credit to MSU.