Program Types

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) offers the students of Mississippi State University the opportunity to explore academic opportunities outside of the United States. Multiple types of programs are available to MSU students and each type is described below.  To search our program catalogue click here.

MSU Faculty-led Programs

Faculty-led programs are short term programs led by MSU professors, typically offered over spring break and the summer.

Flyers for the current Faculty-led programs are below.  To apply for one of these, click here.

Winter 2022 Faculty-led Programs

Spring Break 2023 Faculty-led Programs

Summer 2023 Faculty-led Programs

This list will be updated on a continual basis so keep checking back for new programs.

Exchange Programs

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.

Affiliated Provider Company Programs

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:

For a  complete list of provider programs click here.

*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.

International Internships

Students have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad while earning course credit.

International internships are available for MSU students through our partner companies.  These companies typically handle internship placements, housing, course registration, insurance, excursions, and more. All payments are made to the company and pre-approved course credit will transfer back to MSU. More information and locations can be found below:

For a complete list of internship programs click here.

*Students who participate in an internship with one of our Provider companies 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, receive their Course Approval Form to be signed by the Registrar to guarantee transfer of course credit to MSU and to ensure they maintain their MSU student status.

Other Program Affiliates

Mississippi State University has agreements with other universities that allow our students to enroll in their university or a particular program within their university.

These agreements vary, but generally students pay tuition to the host institution.  Pre-approved course credits will transfer back to MSU as transfer credit.  Click here to view our current options.