Institute of International Studies

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MSSU has signed agreements with 12 partner universities around the world to provide semester-long study abroad opportunities for our students. Students must have completed at least 45 semester hours, have a 2.5 GPA, and plan on returning to MSSU after the exchange. The exchanges are not intended for international students to return to their own country.

Canada

University of Prince Edward IslandUniversity of Prince Edward Island

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: English
Cost: MSSU tuition (12 or 15 hours), pay UPEI for room and board.
See http://www.upei.ca/residence/fees for a current list of residence hall fees. (Note that the fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
Contact: Chad Stebbins
Website: http://home.upei.ca/

China

Communication University of ChinaCommunication University of China

Location: Beijing
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: Chinese
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), pay CUC for room and board
Contact: Sherman Hou
Website: http://www.cuc.edu.cn

France

Université d’OrléansUniversité d’Orléans

Location: Orléans
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: French
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), pay the Université d'Orleans for housing, plus additional charges for meals, French sécurité sociale or health insurance (215€), and housing insurance and civil liability (from 30€ to 78€ depending on the size of the room and the  type of building).
Contact: Chad Stebbins
Website: http://www.univ-orleans.fr/

Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc

Université de SavoieLocation: Chambéry
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: French, some English
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), pay the Université de Savoie 160€ to 455€ for housing (depending on the choice of the residence, and meals (can be purchased in the university restaurant for 3.05€)
Contact: Chris Moos or Chad Stebbins
Website: http://www.imus.univ-savoie.fr/index.php?accueil 

Germany

Ansbach University of Applied SciencesAnsbach University of Applied Sciences

Location: Ansbach, Bavaria
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: German, some English
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), pay the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg/WohnService Nürnberg directly for apartment, the Hochschule Ansbach (mensa/cafeteria) directly for meals, and Stadtwerke Ansbach directly for electricity. It is assumed everywhere in Germany and it is defined by the laws regulating foreigners that every international student should have a minimum of 650€ per month to cover living costs.

Note: Students must have a good knowledge of German, as most of the courses
are taught in German. However, more courses are being offered in English.
Contact: Chad Stebbins

Website: http://www.hs-ansbach.de/en/start.html

 

Bremen University of Applied SciencesBremen University of Applied Sciences

Location: Bremen
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: English, German
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), students arrange for their own housing and meals. Students should budget 700€ per month for accommodations, meals, health insurance, and city/regional transportation.
Contact: Chris Moos or Chad Stebbins
Website: http://www.sib-io.hs-bremen.de

Japan

Gakushuin Women’s CollegeGakushuin Women’s College

Location: Tokyo
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: Japanese
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours) and housing, students pay for their own meals
Contact: Sherman Hou or Chad Stebbins
Website: http://www2.gwc.gakushuin.ac.jp/english/index.html

Kansai Gaidai University

Kansai Gaidai UniversityLocation: Hirakata City, Osaka
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: English and Japanese
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours), room and board

Note: 3.0 GPA required
Contact: Sherman Hou or Chad Stebbins

Website: http://www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/asp/

Ryukoku University

Location: Kyoto Ryukoku University
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: English and Japanese
Cost: MSSU tuition (15 hours) and housing, students pay for their own meals and utilities ($90-$130 per month). As a general guide, students should allocate approximately ¥80,000 per month for food and living expenses. Students spending an entire academic year at Ryukoku can apply for a Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarship, which is awarded based on academic achievements.
Contact: Sherman Hou or Chad Stebbins

Website: http://intl.ryukoku.ac.jp/english/index.html

 

Mexico

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo

UAEHLocation: Pachuca, Mexico
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: Spanish
Cost: MSSU tuition (12 hours), rent a room and pay for food in Pachuca (estimated total monthly cost is $4,500 Mexican pesos, or $270 U.S.)
Contact: Chad Stebbins
Website: http://www.uaeh.edu.mx

South Korea

Sangmyung University

Location: Seoul, KoreaSangmyung University in Seoul Korea
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: English and Korean
Cost: MSSU tuition (12 or 15 hours) plus accommodations, meals, insurance, books, and other incidental expenses payable in Korea
Contact: Chad Stebbins
Website: http://www.smu.ac.kr/mbs/smueng/

Sweden

Mullsjö Folkhögskola

Mullsjö FolkhögskolaLocation: Mullsjö
Duration: Sem/Year
Language: Swedish, some English
Cost: MSSU tuition (12 hours), 18,275 Swedish Krona (approximately $2,460) to Mullsjö Folkhögskola (no meals on Friday evenings or Saturdays and Sundays)
Contact: Frank Pishkur or Chad Stebbins
Website: http://mullsjofolkhogskola.nu/

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