Office of International Studies

Study Abroad & Exchange Programs

Studying in a different country is life-changing.  It expands your view of the world and gives you knowledge and experience that will enhance your education and your future career.


Opportunities for students are available through direct exchange partnerships, faculty-led short term trips and other study abroad programs.  Faculty may participate in exchange programs through MSUB's partner universities.


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»» Here's what our Study Abroad Students have to say about their experiences


»»  Application Packet for Study Abroad



MSUB Study Abroad
Phone: 406-657-1705 or e-mail:


photo of Costa RicaExchange Program


Exchange programs are partnerships in which a certain number of MSU Billings students can go study at a foreign university, and the foreign university can send an equivalent number of students to study at MSU Billings.  Students pay tuition and fees to their home university. 


With an MSU Billings exchange program, you will pay MSUB tuition and fees.  The cost of board, books, and other expenses is set by the partner school you are attending, but you may pay through your MSUB student account.  In most cases, you may apply financial aid and scholarships.   Academic credits are transferred back to MSU Billings once you have completed your program.


Exchange programs are typically for a summer, a semester, or an academic year.  Most of the MSUB exchange programs offer foreign language instruction as well as content area course work in English, so you do not need to be fluent in another language to participate in the exchange program.  Note:  The University of Winchester accepts only 4 MSUB exchange students per academic year; however, an MSUB student not selected for the exchange may still go to University of Winchester through its Study Abroad program.


China: Jilin University (Intensive Chinese Language Program)
England/UK: Bath Spa University
  University of Winchester
Finland: Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
France: EM Strasbourg Business School
Germany: Ludwigsburg University of Education
  NGU (Nuertingen-Geislingen University)
Macedonia: South East European University
Japan: Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK)
South Korea: EWHA Womans University (Co-Ed Program)
  Hallym University


photo of LondonStudy Abroad Program

Study abroad partnerships provide opportunities to MSUB students to visit and study at a partner school in another country. The student pays a fee set by the host institution at which they will be studying. The room and board charges can vary by program. Some are set up to be billed by MSUB and others the MSUB student will pay their housing, etc. in the host country. These are great opportunities because they are run through MSUB, a student's financial aid and scholarships still apply to the program.


Costa Rica: Intercultura
England/UK: Bath Spa University
  University of Winchester Study Abroad
Mexico: Universidad Sämann de Jalisco (Spanish language program)
Spain: Letra Hispánica
  Two-Week Medical Spanish


Faculty Led Trips


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MSUB students with all majors are encouraged to go on Faculty Led Trips to other countries for a unique language and culture learning experience with faculty assistance. Students pay a study abroad fee to MSUB to cover the study cost that goes to the host institution. After the trip, students will turn in a thesis about their study to gain credits toward their degrees. Previous faculty led trips have included the countries listed below. 


Costa Rica



photo of China's Great WallScholar Exchange Program

Scholar Exchange opportunities are available at MSUB. Faculty and staff are able to go to partner universities to conduct research, guest lecture, or even teach a course. The purpose of these opportunities is to increase the level of international faculty communication and cooperation. It also provides faculty the opportunity to experience other cultures in a classroom setting that they are able to bring back to the MSUB classroom, in turn diversifying MSUB's campus.