Study Abroad and Study Away

MSU is a national leader in study abroad! More students travel abroad each year than any other public university. More than 260 programs are offered throughout the world, on all continents. Students can choose a program to satisfy major course requirements, university requirements, or electives through study abroad or study away.

To learn more about the programs sponsored by RCAH, explore the links below. Students can meet with their academic advisor to plan for a study abroad or study away, and more information regarding financial aid support for study abroad can be found at the bottom of this page.

Students can explore other programs offered by MSU through the Office of Study Abroad.

In addition, incoming RCAH students may participate in Freshman Seminars abroad. This year's programs are offered in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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Study in Dakar, Senegal for the spring semester on a program affiliated with the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD).  Located on the westernmost tip of Africa, Senegal has a stunning Atlantic coastline, a stable democracy, friendly people, moderate climate and an...
Join Professors Chris Scales and Anita Skeen for RCAH's Appalachian Weekend at the Water Gap Retreat in Elkins, West Virginia. On the Fall 2012 trip, students enjoyed a concert with Michael and Carrie Kline, conversation with the Klines about oral history research, a...
In this program, students will combine the study and practice of Spanish language with the ethics of eco-tourism and sustainable development and civic engagement.  During the initial four weeks, students will live with Costa Rican host families in the small central...
This freshman seminar away is part of a collaboration between the College of Engineering and RCAH, and explores cultures of creativity in Detroit through a multi-day, immersive residential experience in the city. Professor Dave Sheridan will guide your exploration of...
Mali has a rich history of art, culture and music known and admired throughout the world. It also faces some of the most daunting challenges of the 21st century as Malians work to reduce hunger, improve education, and continue on the democratic path they began in 1991. This...
Ghost Ranch is a self-described "education, retreat, and conference center" in the heart of the New Mexico desert. Each year, a handful of MSU students travel down to the Ranch for a week of work and art, nature and culture. We spend our days working with ranch...
This study abroad program is designed to take advantage of experiential/service learning opportunities in Israel focused on sustainable development and environmental stewardship. Students in this program will spend about three weeks learning about nature, culture and...

 

Financial Support for Study Abroad and Study Away

Most forms of MSU financial aid can be applied to Study Abroad programs, and the university offers a number of Study Abroad scholarships. More information is available from the MSU Office of Study Abroad.

RCAH students can also compete for financial assistance grants through the Ruth Dahlberg Smith Fund for Study Abroad and Study Away.