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.

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

Spring Break 2020 Faculty-led Programs

Summer 2020 Faculty-led Programs

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

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.

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 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.

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.