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

EuroScholars Research Abroad Program

The EuroScholars Research Abroad Program provides MSU Honors College students the opportunity to conduct research at a leading European university for a semester to a year. Countries include Belgium, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Students will enroll in 3-4 courses for the semester including: 1) the research project (topic of student’s choice selected in consultation with faculty at the host university), 2) a methods and literature review course (independent study), 3) a language and culture course, and 4) an elective course (if applicable).The EuroScholars program offers a “flexible curriculum individually built around each student’s academic needs.” This opportunity is exclusively for Honors College members and offers a strong focus on research. ISA epresents the EuroScholars program in North America and will facilitate the application process after the initial review within the Honors College. Visit the Honors College EuroScholars website for more information.

Undergraduate Study Abroad Research Opportunities

Are you interested in participating in an undergraduate research experience during a study abroad program? There are a number of programs sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad that engage students in undergraduate research. Visit the Undergraduate Study Abroad Research Opportunities site to learn more about these programs. 

Programs that Qualify for Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship

Below is a list of qualified programs to which students can apply for funding:


Arabic Flagship
Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals
Evolution of Uganda's Forest Biodiversity: Apes to Aves
ICT for Development in Tanzania
Internships in Cape Town
Public Health in Ghana: Methods for Community Practice
South Africa Scholars: Research and Community Engagement


Ethics and Development in India
One Health in Nepal
Technology and Culture: Communication and Games (Japan)
Technology and Culture: Communication and Games (South Korea)


Arcadia University Summer STEM Research
Britain and the World
Engaging with Borderland Communities in Ireland: People, Culture, and Peacemaking
EuroScholars Program
Europe at War
Greece and Turkey: Contemporary Culture, Politics, and Society
Hannover, Germany LUH
Participatory Culture: Fandom and Memory
Semester Abroad Lancaster University
Summer, Fall and Spring Engineering in Madrid

Latin America

Advertising in Latin America

North America

No Programs at this time

Oceania Polar

A Fragile Fiji: Integrating Ecosystems and Human Dimensions in the Face of Climate Change
Internships in Australia
Natural and Human Environments of Queensland
Natural Sciences in New Zealand
The Australian National University Mobilizing Research Program

For more information please see the Michigan State University Study Abroad website.