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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.

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

Fiji: The Scholar Games

Dates: August 5-18, 2024

A unique education abroad program that combines learning about Polynesian history and culture combined with “Survivor” physical challenges. Students will be divided into teams and compete against each other until one team remains. As you’ll see in the following video, many activities take place on the beach and in the ocean.

To learn more about this opportunity, click the link below.

Fiji: The Scholar Games