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.
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
“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?
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