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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!

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.


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


  • Don't forget!  Monday, October 5th is the application deadline for Spring 2016 study abroad programs!

  • Any National Student Exchange applications for Spring 2016 should be submitted by November 1st.

  • Minnesota State Mankato is committed to doubling the number of students participating in international programs by 2020!  Learn more about this national effort by visiting the Generation Study Abroad website.

  • Ebola Questions? Visit Minnesota State Mankato's information page.

  • 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!


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