About Us

Welcome to Mississippi State University’s International Institute, our state’s leading global connection to dynamic worldwide partnerships, competitive international academic opportunities, and impactful research collaborations that shape our world’s future. The International Institute serves as a hub for Mississippi State’s expanding international activities and mobilizes faculty, staff, and students to engage globally and positively influence the lives of Mississippians and our neighbors around the world. 

Developed in 2011, the International Institute’s primary function supports Mississippi State University’s internationalization efforts to be the state’s premier global university through three dedicated areas of learning, research, and service. Fostering a strong international academic and cultural environment provides our students with exceptional scholastic achievement that advances intellectual, cultural, social, and professional developments of students. As a top tier research institution, Mississippi State leads life-changing global research developments reaching all seven continents in the world. Our prominent research activities enable fruitful international partnerships, and through our humbled service, bring the world together and offer solutions to universal problems.  

To accomplish strategic and successful internationalization goals, the International Institute provides support to the university’s academic colleges and units, research centers and institutions, and the Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine through six primary global engagement offices. Our offices within the International Institute actively promote a distinguished international presence in Mississippi and around the globe encouraging our faculty, staff, and students to become globally aware and involved.

Our Vision

Mississippi State University will be the most globally agile university in the country.

Our Mission

The International Institute enriches and expands the academic and cultural experiences of faculty, staff, students, and the community through global outreach, research, academic programs, and international student services.