Study Abroad at Michigan State University

United States Midwest East Lansing

Michigan State University (MSU) is a member of Big Ten Academic Alliance, America’s foremost model for collaboration among research universities which affords its students world-class academic opportunities. As an SAF Scholar at MSU you’ll have access to a robust course catalog as well as personalized advising and pre-planned events. Attend MSU’s lively sporting events to round out your quintessential American campus experience. MSU is located in the beautifully scenic state of Michigan, famously known as the “Great Lakes State,” which contains the largest connected area of fresh water on Earth. That equates to 3,000 miles of coast line—more than California! So get ready to enjoy hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, camping and beachgoing, too.

Academic strength: Hospitality & Tourism Management, Communications, Media & Marketing, Engineering
Rankings: Times Top 100

About the University

Michigan State University

Established in 1855, Michigan State is a large public university with a vision to “advance the common good with the uncommon will” and a commitment to “push boundaries of discovery to make a better world.”

Recognized internationally for its educational achievements and athletic accomplishments, MSU is also one of the greenest campuses in the US. It reflects the stunning Michigan landscape it is part of. Famously the Great Lake State, Michigan has the largest connected area of fresh water on Earth and 3,000 miles of coastline.

Learn more at Michigan State University's official website. 

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Haruka Seo
“Studying abroad has been a dream I've always wished for since I was a child. Now that I've achieved it, I want to continue taking on new challenges without fear. Studying abroad was an opportunity for me to change myself in a good way, and it can be said that it was the most fulfilling year I have ever had.”
Haruka Seo, Past SAF Student

Fall in Love With Michigan State

There is something magical about autumn at Michigan State University.

Sunshine lights up the beauty of campus while cooler breezes whisper through the trees, competing with the sounds of the Spartan Drumline and the Beaumont Tower bells. And even while we’re shouting, “Go Green!” the leaves instead turn brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow. Pause for a moment and enjoy the autumn sights and sounds of MSU.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Why not spend your fall at MSU? 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Schedule a Consultation

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