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This description of the program is taken from the Study Abroad website. “Michigan State University offers a unique educational opportunity for college students who consider themselves athletes. The program defines ‘college athlete’ as anyone who currently participates on any sanctioned university intramural sports team, any varsity student-athlete (scholarship/walk-on) or any sports enthusiast who competed in sports at the high school level. The program offers a solid rigorous academic program together with high-level sports training and an opportunity for integration with local Australian students.

Students attend classes, study, train, and compete with Australians for five weeks in Australia. The program fosters international competition and cross-cultural understanding. This program is five weeks in length and is conducted in three different locations in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns) all offering different cultural experiences.”

For those student-athletes that cannot attend a five-week program, the Sports and Culture Program is 2 ½ weeks in length. You will attend class, study, train and participate in many cultural excursions along with the students in the Summer Sports Program Down Under.

All majors are welcome and a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.


Northumbria International Summer School

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Northumbria International Summer School is located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The 3 week program in Corporate Social Responsibility is taught by a Northumbria University professor from the Newcastle Business School. This program immerses the student in British culture in one of the top student cities in the UK. Field trips to castles, the seaside, and corporations round out the experience.

A sport component is not included in this education abroad, however, work out facilities are provided for summer training.  In addition, there is an opportunity to “try out” for a sport and return to England for graduate school and continue competing. Students who attend the 3 week summer NISS program and then attend graduate school receive a 20% alumni discount towards postgraduate tuition fees.

For more information on any of the Education Abroad programs, contact Melissa Tallant (tallant(at), Assistant Director.