Study Abroad with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

STUDY ABROAD opens a world of opportunities for CALS students. It immerses a student into an unfamiliar world with different cultures, languages, and environments. It helps students become more marketable to employers and provides numerous intangible life skills. It also teaches students to appreciate and embrace diversity firsthand. A recent survey by the Institute for the International Education of Students found that study abroad positively and unequivocally influences the career path, world-view, and self-confidence of students.

Consider adding value to your CALS degree with an International Studies in Agiculture Minor

CALS has scholarships available to help support students interested in engaging in study abroad (click here. The process for accessing these scholarships starts with a scholarship application via the Office of Study Abroad.

For CALS Faculty: Interested in developing a study abroad program for CALS students? Get started by clicking here for more information.

Find out more about Study Abroad and opportunities available for CALS students at the Office of Study Abroad in the International Institute

D.A.W.G.'s Abroad
Discovering Agriculture - Working Globally


Landscape Architecture students in Europe

Animal and Dairy Sciences students in Vietnam

CALS students in China

Animal and Dairy Sciences Horse Judging Team hosted AQHA Horsemanship Clinics throughout Europe.

Landscape Architecture students in Amsterdam

Poultry Science students in New Zealand


Fashion Design and Merchandising students spent 13 days on a Farm to Fashion: Agricultural and Apparel Supply Chain Tour of Italy.

Landscape Architecture students spent 18 days looking at historical architecture, urban parks, squares, lanscapes, and exploring the culture of Rome and the surrounding area, including excursions to Florence and Siena.

Shelbie Dalton, MSU agricultural information science major in the School of Human Sciences, traveled to South Africa with other state FFA officers during January 2015.

Stephanie Sigman, a graduate student in Landscape Architecture, spent a month in Haiti during summer 2015.


Bailey Martin, food science, nutrition and health promotion major, set off to Santiago, Chile, to do her part to combat childhood obesity.

Naomi Taylor, environmental economics and management major in the Department of Agricultural Economics, traveled to Malawi, Africa to survey villages about irrigation

April McCain, an animal and dairy sciences graduate student at MSU, is in Vietnam working as a Borlaug Fellow. She is conducting the first safety survey on meat and poultry products in Vietnam. Photo by Kevin Hudson.