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Freshman Seminars Abroad (FSA)

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:

2017 Seminars
GERMANYTrack 1 – Folklore and Fairy Tales: Values and Ethics of European Cultures
Track 2 – Human Rights in Times of Conflict
IRELANDTrack 1 – Pride, Patriotism and Power: Exploring Liberty and Freedom in Ireland
Track 2 – Murder, Mystery, and Memory: Ireland in Popular Culture
ITALYTrack 1 – Italian Food and Health
Track 2 – Globalization of Crime in Italy: Art, Antiquities and People
JAPANTrack 1 – Gozilla, Gatchaman and Gaijin – Environmentalism in Japanese Pop Culture
NEW ZEALANDTrack 1 – The Science Behind New Zealand's Sustainability and Economic Success
Track 2 – Indigeneity and Immigration: History, Culture and Politics in New Zealand
SPAINTrack 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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