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Why study abroad? View this video to see the importance of gaining global competence and experience.

Getting Started

A step-by-step outline of the study abroad process along with budget worksheet and frequently asked questions

Program Search

There are various opportunities available to MSU students including study, intern & volunteer abroad. Browse or search by program type, location, or field of study

Mankato Exchanges

The International Programs Office facilitates 13 exchanges and 1 partnership for MSU students in various disciplines

Faculty Led Programs

StudioAbroad Application

Not sure how to create an application? Watch this short video tutorial!

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Information about financing your international experience

Get Involved

Your guide to international organizations and events at MSU

Study Abroad Resources

Information about passport and visa requirements, diversity abroad, international travel, flight deals, insurance, and much more!

Work/Intern/Volunteer Abroad

Resources for those interested in going overseas to work, teach, intern, or volunteer.

Faculty Resources

AY2012-2013 proposal for faculty-led programs, professional development opportunities, and international teaching and consulting options

Parent Resources

Information addressing health, safety, finances and other concerns of study abroad parents

About Us

Office hours, contact information, and staff bios.

Contact Information

Kearney International Center
250 Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001


Pre-departure Orientation - Tuesday, April 8, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., CSU 253

 Excited to get going on your Summer or Fall experience?  Join us for last minute tips and information. Meet other MSU students going to your country or region - and even on the same program! 

This session is mandatory for students going for Summer, Fall or the academic year
Optional for students on faculty-led programs.

MavsAbroad 101 General Info Sessions

Are you interested in studying abroad but don't know where to start?  Attend a "MavsAbroad 101" general information session to learn the basics from International Programs Office Peer Mentors who are returned study abroad participants themselves.  Topics covered at the 1-hour session include program options, using financial aid, scholarship opportunities and more.  Sessions will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday at CSU 250 from 4:30-5:30pm.  No reservation needed- just show up!

MAVs in Germany:

Read about the summer 2013 experience by an MNSU student group, led by Professor Lee Tesdell, during their 10-day summer study abroad program in Karlsruhe, Germany through the blog for their program "How do the Germans do it?"


Check out the blog from the first group of MSU students to participate in the exciting new study/internship program with our exchange partner HAN University in the Netherlands!  Look interesting?  You could be next!  Visit our office for more details.

Pictures from around the world