Study Abroad Alumni

Have you already studied abroad? Would you like to stay involved? Check out the opportunities below!

Ambassador Program

Can’t quit talking about your study abroad experience? Need another campus activity to add to your resume? We need your help! The Office of Study Abroad Ambassador Program is an opportunity for study abroad alumni to share their insight on their experience with their peers. This is your chance to foster a relationship with those who have already studied abroad as well as those who may be thinking about studying abroad.  

The Study Abroad Ambassador’s main job will be to promote study abroad on campus by participating in and sometimes organizing various international education events and activities around campus like Study Abroad Fairs, Academic Insight/Orientation Fairs, Study Abroad Interest Sessions, and OSA Workshops and Events, in addition to social media posts, helping prospective students, and more. The ambassador will work together with the Office of Study Abroad to serve as the liaison between his/her college or Chapter and OSA to keep up to date with activities and various international events happening on campus.

Application Deadline for 2024-2025 school year has closed, follow our Instagram (@msstatestudyabroad) we will post when applications are live for the 2025-2026 school year in the Spring. 

MSU Internationally-focused Degree Programs and Minors

International Business Program: The International Business (IB) program caters to high-achieving students who enjoy travel, culture, business, and learning a new language. Graduates from the IB program typically complete their studies in five years and earn two degrees—each designed to cover a separate aspect of living and working internationally.

Minor in International Studies: The Minor in International Studies is designed to enhance students' understanding of the global environment in which they are living. Students completing this program will develop some proficiency in a foreign language, have experience living in another country, and have some general background of different cultures and societies.

Global Engineering Leadership Minor: The minor in Global Engineering Leadership is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of engineering practice in the global marketplace. Students completing this program will develop proficiency in a foreign language, have experience living and studying in a foreign country, and be familiar with engineering leadership and management techniques.

International Studies in Agriculture Minor: The International Studies in Agriculture Minor is being offered to allow students to enhance their knowledge of an interdependent global food system, the impacts of international agricultural technologies and systems, and the various agricultural educational systems around the world as well as develop skills needed in a global economy.

Photo Contest

Do you have AMAZING photos from your study abroad that you want to share with our office? Every fall study abroad participants from the previous academic year are invited to submit their photos for our annual Study Abroad Photo Contest.

The Office of Study Abroad awards prizes for overall first, second, and third place, in addition to different regions and photography themed awards. Hundreds of dollars in prizes are awarded each year, and winning photos are displayed around campus. Study abroad alumni can expect to receive an email from the Office of Study Abroad in the beginning of September with photo contest submission details. We will also announce contest on our Instagram (@msstatestudyabroad).

View this years’ photo contest winners HERE!

Internships Abroad

Would you like to go back abroad? Our affiliated provider companies offer tons of great and often individualized internship opportunities. Check out your options below: