Taking your undergraduate research overseas represents a unique opportunity to combine research and education abroad. MSU offers over 20 education abroad programs with a research component. 

Undergraduate Education Abroad Research Opportunities

Are you interested in participating in an undergraduate research experience during an education abroad program? There are a number of programs sponsored by the Office for Education Abroad that engage students in undergraduate research. Visit the Undergraduate Education Abroad Research Opportunities site to learn more about these programs. A scholarship is also available for Research Abroad program participants--see the Funding page for more details.

Programs that Qualify for Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship

The Office for Education Abroad maintains a list of approved education abroad programs that offer a research component. Students participating in one of these approved programs can apply for the scholarship. (Learn more about the scholarship here.) In addition, some independent studies conducted abroad may also qualify for this scholarship.  Contact the Undergraduate Research Office (ugrsrch@msu.edu) for details.

Program Coordinators: If you would like your Education Abroad program reviewed to determine whether it qualifies as Research Abroad, please complete this survey.


Cultural Vistas Program

This internship and work abroad opportunity allow students and professionals to develop the expanding set of competencies demanded in today’s global economy through sustained immersion in a foreign country.

Fulbright Programs

Pursue undergraduate research and creative scholarship through the Fulbright Program. Study and research in over 160 partner countries. Contact Joy Campbell at joycamp@msu.edu to learn more. Post-bac opportunities are also available.

National/International Fellowships and Scholarships

Apply for prestigious national and international awards to fund your education and research! All MSU students are eligible to apply. For more information, contact the Distinguished Student Awards Office at studentawards@msu.edu or call 517-884-7650.

Research Internships in Global Health

Gain hands-on experience in medical research, education, and social work while making a difference in underserved communities across the world. High school reserach opportunities also available.