The Office of Study Abroad encourages student research projects on study abroad topics.
A growing number of programs offer an undergraduate research component such as:
The Office of Study Abroad encourages students to consider presenting at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). This event provides undergraduates with an opportunity to share their work with faculty, peers, and external audiences while gaining experience in presenting their research, answering questions about their work from audience members and guests, and receiving constructive feedback from judges. For more information contact Korine Steinke Wawrzynski, the Director for Undergraduate Research in the Provost's Office.
The Office of Study Abroad is committed to helping support students to present on their study abroad research at conferences. OSA will consider requests for cost-sharing with other MSU units and encourages students to apply for these funds.
The Forum Undergraduate Research Award
The Forum Undergraduate Research Award is an honor that showcases the most rigorous and significant undergraduate research that occurs as part of education abroad programs. It is a national competition that recognizes excellence in academic work completed by students as part of an education abroad program. Nominated projects encompass a wide variety of fields, demonstrating that international learning informs many academic fields. Please contact Dr. Jim Lucas in the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education for more information.