• 11/03/15- Spring Break Study Abroad Deadlines Extended
    The Office of Study Abroad at MSU announces that deadlines have been extended for three Spring Break Study Abroad programs running from March 10th - 20th, 2016.

    -Entrepreneurship in Morocco (led by Dr. Danny Holt) -Tropical Biology in Belize (led by Dr. Francisco Vilella) -Marketing Ecotourism and Sustainability in Peru (led by Drs. Kevin Shanahan and Travis Wiseman)

    Program descriptions are listed below. Please contact Elizabeth Rugel at for more information about the application process. The deadline for application is November 13th.

    Entrepreneurship: Morocco Study the art of business start-up in the uniquely entrepreneurial country of Morocco. Work with aspiring entrepreneurship students to jointly investigate areas of need, develop solutions, and generate business models, while gaining an understanding of Morocco's customers from local experts and business leaders. Site visits include the Old Medina of Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque, the Royal Palace of Casablanca, the ancient ruins of Chellah, Kasbah des Oudaias, and the Medina of Rabat.

    Tropical Biology: Belize Course provides an introduction to ecology and conservation of Neotropical ecosystems. Course fee covers transportation, room and board during a 10-day trip to Belize. Site visits include the Maya Mountains (rainforest), Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area (broadleaf forest and pine savanna), and Maya archaeological sites. Trip ends with a 3-day stay at the Belize Great Barrier Reef. Students present a seminar to the class and prepare a paper on a relevant topic.

    Marketing Ecotourism and Sustainability: Peru Peru is a thriving ecotourism and sustainability destination. Activities include the exploration of protected ecotourism locations such as the Ica sand dunes by dune buggy, Ballestas Islands by boat, a tour home to a Humboldt penguin colony and sea lions, Machu Piccu, Cusco and Tacama vineyard. Also included is a visit to Paracas to learn about ancient astronaut theory and the Paracas skulls.