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Study Abroad

With today’s integrated global economy, engineers must understand other cultures and ways of doing business by being a part of collaborations that span the globe.  In order to help engineering students be better prepared for the global workplace, the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University has developed a portfolio of opportunities and joined with other universities to provide students and faculty with opportunities to gain international experience by studying abroad. Check out all the exciting MSU study abroad opportunities at

Request a WebEx meeting with BCoE’s Director of International Programs

Why study abroad?

  • Be prepared for leadership in an increasingly global workforce
  • Distinguish yourself with international experience
  • Enhance your resume by demonstrating your ability to adapt to other cultures
  • Make professional contacts and friends around the world
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to travel


October 1: Spring semester study abroad programs

October 15: Spring semester - Fred and Sara Jean Burke Study Abroad Scholarship

January 15: Summer program - Dr. Don Hill Scholarship

January 31: MSU faculty-led programs
Summer I - Europe
Summer I - Thailand
Summer II - Germany
Summer II - Rome

March 1: Fall semester study abroad programs

March 15: Fall semester - Fred and Sara Jean Burke Study Abroad Scholarship

Meet with international programs adviser and your academic adviser well in advance of these deadlines.


Scholarships available for engineering students only

Thanks to the generosity of Fred and Sara Jean Burke and the family of Dr. Don Hill, the BCoE offers special competitive scholarships to help offset the costs associated with studying abroad.

To apply for scholarships for semester-long programs made possible by the generosity of Fred and Sara Jean Burke, download the application here (pdf or Word). The deadline to apply for Burkes' Scholarship is October 15 for the following spring semester and March 15 for the following fall semester.

To apply for scholarships for summer programs made possible by the generosity of the family of Dr. Don Hill, download the application here (pdf or Word). The deadline to apply for the Dr. Don Hill Scholarship is January 15 for the following summer semesters.


The Bagley College of Engineering participates in a variety of study abroad programs that help prepare engineering students for the profession and to be better world citizens. The following is a summary of current programs. Additional opportunities are being developed.

Summer Programs

Summer I - IE 3913, Engineering Economy in Europe (May 26 - July 14)
Click here to learn more.
Deadline: January 31

Summer I - ABE 4990/6990, Resource Planning in Thailand (May 31 - June 23)
Click here to learn more.
Deadline: January 31

Summer II - GE 3513, Technical Writing in Germany (July 2 - August 2)
Click here to learn more.
Deadline: January 31

Summer II - EM 2413, Engineering Mechanics I: Statics in Rome (July 3 - August 3)
Click here to learn more.
Deadline: January 31

Semester-Long Programs

GlobalE3 - Global Engineering Education Exchange
This consortium of engineering programs (including MSU) provides opportunities for all engineering disciplines to study for a semester or year at member institutions (more than 30 overseas institutions in 22 countries in western and eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America). The program is designed to allow students to take courses overseas for credit at Mississippi State University while paying MSU tuition. Courses in English are available. For more information, visit or Application deadline – October 1

ICAI-SAPIENS Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPCM)
ICAI-SAPIENS is a program designed for engineering students interested in getting international experience without missing technical courses required for their graduation. The Universidad Pontifica Comillas offers a set of engineering courses taught in English and a set of Spanish Culture and Language courses which, combined with leisure activities, will make the students get immersed in the Spanish Culture. More information can be found here:

FAME - French American Exchange Program
This program occurs during the spring semester and is for electrical and computer engineering, computer science and software engineering students in their third year. The material is taught in English at ENSEA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications) in Cergy, France, which is 35 minutes from Paris. The program runs February to June. For more information, visit Application deadline – September 15

SECAC - Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium
MSU students may choose to study abroad through any SEC institution while remaining an MSU student during the program. MSU students pay in-state tuition to the partner SEC school while studying abroad. The participating universities include: University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University and Vanderbilt University. To learn more about the SECAC, visit

PdT - Politechnico di Torino
An exchange program is available for juniors in mechanical engineering to study at the Politecnico di Torino in Torino, Italy since Spring 2011. PdT is a leading university both in Italy and Europe in the field of technical-scientific training and in engineering and architectural research. Students pay MSU tuition. For more information, visit For the list of courses offered, please, visit Application deadline – December 1.

INSA - Toulouse ~ Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse
Spring semester in Toulouse, France in aero-mechanics, electrical engineering and bio-chemical engineering. The courses in engineering and history/culture are designed for U.S. students, but some courses are joint classes with INSA students. The courses are taught in English by French faculty. The program runs February 1 through June 30. For more information, see Application deadline – November 20.

Galyna Melnychuk

For more information

Galyna Melnychuk
Director of International Programs

250 McCain Hall
Box 9544
Mississippi State, MS 39762