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Michigan State University Summer Short Courses
East Lansing MI, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Michigan State University Summer Short Courses

Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Program dates: 9 - 27 July 2018
Application deadline: 1 May, 2018
Duration: 3 weeks
Type: Non-exchange

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp with Ken Szymusiak from American Semester Program on Vimeo.

Program Description
Students have the opportunity to undertake a three week short summer course at Michigan State University over the July break. Get a taste of all-American college life, living on campus, exploring nearby cities and natural attractions, and making the most of the social and cultural activities on offer! You can also apply to take part in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (featured in the video above) alongside the other courses. 
Full program details are available here.

Academic Information

Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Media & communications, Marketing, Business, International Law
Credit points: 3 US credits per course
General conversion: 3-4 US credits = 6 USYD credits
Courses available
- Lights, Camera, Action!
- Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
- International Litigation & Arbitration (note: Sydney Law School students are not able to gain Law credit for this course)
View full course descriptions on the MSU website.

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. ?

Useful Information 

Local Overview
MSU's sprawling campus is in East Lansing, Michigan. The campus is perched on the banks of the Red Cedar River. Downtown, students can choose from dining and nightlife options, and the city is also home to the Great Lakes Folk Festival. Lake Michigan and its beaches are a short trip away, as is the state capital of Lansing. The Michigan State Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, supported by award-winning mascot Sparty. There are more than 600 student clubs and organizations, including more than 55 fraternities and sororities.
Host institution
The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. 
Accommodation is covered by the program fee – all students receive housing in single rooms on campus.


Program fee: $3,700 USD / $5,200 AUD

Program fee includes: Tuition, on-campus accommodation, meals, overnight excursion to Chicago, day excursion to Lake Michigan, local excursions & social activities

Scholarships: 5 x $1,500 Sydney Abroad scholarships are available. Once you have completed the Sydney Abroad application and been accepted by MSU you will automatically be assessed for these scholarships.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, insurance, visa
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.


Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

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