In this age of global interdependence, developing an international perspective among students is one of the essential components of a higher education. Montana State University Billings provides students exciting opportunities to study and live in other countries and to explore diverse cultures and societies. Studying abroad is the unique way to expand one’s global awareness, and one’s academic and personal growth.
In thinking about studying abroad, four issues are important to understand:
Come to the Office of International Studies to find out about the variety of study abroad opportunities available to students. MSU Billings offers its own programs in Japan, Korea, Finland, the Netherlands, Ireland/Wales, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Through MSU-Bozeman, with whom MSU Billings works closely, there are opportunities to study in universities in such countries as Australia, England, France, Norway, and Morocco. Many of these placements are competitive; therefore, a record of good academic performance is an advantage.
The Office of International Studies also helps recruit and assist international students at MSU Billings. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are offered in the summer to help support international students achieve their academic goals. The Office of International Studies promotes international awareness by sponsoring such events as International Day, an International Education Week, international movie nights, programs on specific countries, and advising the on campus International Students Club, which is open to all students.