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The momentum surrounding study abroad across the United States continues and Michigan State University is one of the major players in this national success story. According to the Institute of International Education (IIE), in 2009-10—the most recent year for which complete national statistics are available—MSU leads the nation in study abroad participation among public universities in the United States for the seventh year in a row.

Nationally and locally, study abroad is becoming a common component of today's higher education experience for many students from various types of backgrounds. MSU currently has over 275 programs on all continents and in more than 60 countries including Brazil, China, Greece, India, Israel, Morocco, New Zealand, and Russia, as well as a program in Antarctica.

With its focus on high quality programs, expected learning outcomes, and remarkable involvement by faculty across the spectrum of academic disciplines, MSU continues to serve as a national leader in education abroad

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MSU has established policies and practices in an effort to enhance the safety and well-being of study abroad participants. While it is not possible to address all contingencies that could arise, these measures are designed with the safety of program participants in mind.

The Office of Study Abroad strives to keep students, faculty, and parents informed of conditions and decisions related to student safety and well-being. However, in these changing times, it is necessary that each student take responsibility for his/her own safety by staying informed and conducting themselves accordingly.