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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 15 exchanges and 2 partnerships 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

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  • Congratulations to Chengleng Xiong for being selected as a Gilman Scholarship recipient for his Spring 2015 study abroad program in Chiang Mai, Thailand!  Find the full story here!

 Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation

  • WHO: Are you studying abroad in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Academic Year 2015-2016?  If so, this orientation is MANDATORY for you!  (exception: faculty-led program participants)

  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 4:00-6:00pm

  • WHERE: CSU 253/4/5

  • WHY: You will learn important information you will want to know before heading abroad.  You will also be given the opportunity to talk to students who are either from or have been to the country you are going to and ask them questions. You will even be fed!

  • QUESTIONS: Contact Shelley Loewenhagen, Graduate Intern, International Programs Office at


The votes are in and counted and we have our final results!  Thank you to everone who voted - we received over 650 votes.  And big thanks to everyone who entered the contest; we had some competitive categories this year thanks to you all. 

Without futher ado, here are the results for first place for both Study Abroad and International Student sections:

  • "The Art of the Selfie" first place goes to Carmen Koch and Minh-Van Luong

  • "Cultural Experiences" goes to Alexis Ronney and Hector Santillan

  • "Landscape" goes to Carmen Koch and Jooyoung Lee

  • "Mavs Abroad" goes to Vong Yang and Waslley Felipe Secondino

  • The Grand Prize winner with the highest total votes of the contest was Minh-Van Luong's selfie photo

Check out all the winning photos on our Facebook page (click on the Facebook icon in the lefthand yellow sidebar).


Pictures from around the world