Freshman Seminars Abroad provide recently graduated, first-year Michigan State University students opportunities to explore intriguing topics in small, active, learning environments outside of the United States. The seminars occur during the summer between students' high school graduation and the start of the MSU school year, typically from mid-July to mid-August. All seminars include several days of on-campus pre-departure orientation, followed by group travel abroad for 10–14 days.
MSU faculty and staff design these seminars to help students:
|GERMANY||Track 1 – Folklore and Fairy Tales: Values and Ethics of European Cultures|
|Track 2 – Human Rights in Times of Conflict|
|IRELAND||Track 1 – Pride, Patriotism and Power: Exploring Liberty and Freedom in Ireland|
|Track 2 – Murder, Mystery, and Memory: Ireland in Popular Culture|
|ITALY||Track 1 – Italian Food and Health|
|Track 2 – Globalization of Crime in Italy: Art, Antiquities and People|
|JAPAN||Track 1 – Gozilla, Gatchaman and Gaijin – Environmentalism in Japanese Pop Culture|
|NEW ZEALAND||Track 1 – The Science Behind New Zealand's Sustainability and Economic Success|
|Track 2 – Indigeneity and Immigration: History, Culture and Politics in New Zealand|
|SPAIN||Track 1 – Popular Youth Culture in Spain|
|Track 2 – Who Do They Think You Are? Exploring Global Citizenship through Culture and the Arts|
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