Throughout the World

Lyman Briggs students have a world of options when it comes to earning credit and valuable experiences abroad and away from East Lansing.

Students holding an Australian flag and an MSU flag in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Summer 2019: LBC students studied natural and human environments in Queensland, Australia 

Education Abroad

Michigan State University is a world leader in education abroad, and Lyman Briggs College is active in creating options for its students. Every year, students have dozens of options in programs led by LBC faculty, partner programs, and more.

Anyone Can Participate

We are committed to providing students of all backgrounds with education abroad opportunities. In addition to helping students choose, plan, and finance their experiences, MSU provides a variety of resources to students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, and students with disabilities.

Start your journey

  • Visit the Office of Education Abroad in 109 International Center
  • Attend the Education Abroad Fair in Fall or Spring semester
  • Speak with an Academic Advisor
  • Watch your email for information sessions throughout the year

Within the United States: Education Away

LBC students can also choose to study and earn course credit in distinctive locations within the United States through Education Away. 


MSU and LBC offer both financial aid and scholarship money to students traveling abroad.

Watch your email and visit the International Studies & Programs Scholarships webpage for many MSU funding opportunities.

Matson Family Endowed Scholarship for Education Abroad

Applications due November 4, 2019 (extended), notification of award will be November 15, 2019.

The Matson Family Endowed Scholarship for Education Abroad is a new award in Lyman Briggs designed to provide 1-2 students per year with significant financial assistance toward studying abroad. 

Application Process:  Submit the following:

  • personal statement (~1 page)
    • indicate the program you want to go on (title, location, length)
    • describe why it is important for your education
    • explain how study abroad will help you grow/develop
  •  a short statement of financial need (1 paragraph)
  • resume/CV
  • transcript (can be link instead of PDF version)
Please submit all materials to Sam Watson ( by November 4th, 2019, in a single email message with the subject line: Matson Scholarship Application.

Criteria: Scholarships will be awarded to student(s) in Lyman Briggs College participating in any MSU Education Abroad program.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need planning to participate in long-duration programs (>3 weeks).  Scholarships will be around $4500 each.