International Institute

  • MyState Mobile

    John Killebrew, a junior pre-architecture major, displays the myState app that will be available for download on July 18. (Photo by Chase Neal)

  • Students in China

    Six MSU students recently studied abroad in Beijing, China for "Agriculture in China: Production and Trade." From left to right Liz Wardell, Judson LeCompte, Jason Oakley, Jason Morris, Jessi Collier, and Nanqiao Wang pose in Tiananmen Square.(Photo by MSU Extension Service/Nathan Gregory)

  • Russia

    A small group of students are spending five weeks in Russia to study language, culture, and history at Moscow University of the Humanities, along with Stephen Brain, MSU professor of history, are Stuart Simms, a history major from Athens, Alabama, and Kaitlyn Crawford, a criminology major from Madison. Photo by: Stephen Brain

  • Von Staden

    Morgan Von Staden, a student in Mississippi State's Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion has been named president-elect of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association, a global food science student association. Photo by Erica English

  • Freitas

    Marta Freitas is heading to Rio! The Bulldog senior will represent Portugal in the Olympic Games by taking second in the 1500 meters at the Campionats de Catalunya in Barcelona on Thursday. Photo Courtesy of

  • Plant Physiology

    Hui Tag, a visiting scientist from Rajiv Gandhi University in India, works in MSU's Environmental Plant Physiology Laboratory. Photo by: Laura Daniels

  • Extension

    Mississippi State University plant and soil sciences associate professor Guihong Bi, right, shows tomatoes being grown at a Shandong Shouguang Vegetable Industry Group greenhouse to MSU Extension agents, from left, Emily Carter, Lanette Crocker and Lisa Stewart on June 20, 2016. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Nathan Gregory)

  • Lynette

    The International Institute bids a bittersweet farewell to Lynette Shivers along with a heart felt congratulations on her official retirement. We truly thank you for your service and unlimited contributions to globalize MSU.

  • Keenum Feed the Future

    MSU President Mark E. Keenum recently has been named to the Feed the Future Evaluation Oversight Committee to help conduct the global performance evaluation of the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative.

  • Grand Cayman Research

    Mississippi State biological sciences doctoral students Jeanette B. "Jen" Moss from New Market, Maryland, and Michael E. Kartje from Murphysboro, Illinois, take a blood sample from a male Sister Isles Rock Iguana (SIRI) captured during field research in the Cayman Islands. Photo by Tanja Laaser.

  • Siberian Forest

    MSU assistant professor Heather Alexander and forestry graduate student Homero Pena take organic soil samples in a Siberian forest. (Photo by Aaron Walker)

  • Waddell

    Booneville junior, Lara Lynn Waddell, received a $20,000 architecture travel award to visit buildings in Uruguay, Rome, Finland, and Cuba to research and study visionary pieces of architecture.

  • NAFSA 2016

    Representatives from the International Institute attended the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2016 Annual Conference in Denver, CO.

  • Madison DAWG Graduation

    Madison Poole, administrative assistant for the International Institute, graduated from MSU's Departmental Administrators Working Group (DAWG) program on May 26.

  • State Proud Aquatic

  • Music

    Under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Gary Packwood (front, far left), the Mississippi State University State Singers are wrapping up a nine-day performance tour in Austria and the Czech Republic.

  • BIT

    Kendrick Johnson, international student advisor for the International Services Office, visits with students at the Beijing Institute of Technology in China to talk about educational opportunities at Mississippi State University.

More than ever, global economic development, scientific exploration, and security are interconnected. The International Institute at Mississippi State University fully integrates the land-grant institution's 130-plus years of leadership teaching, research, and service in to the global arena. Founded in June 2011, the Institute serves as the hub of the university's global engagement and development activities.