International Studies & Programs

American Semester Program


Welcome to your true, All-American college experience at Michigan State University.

The American Semester Program (ASP) is a semester-long study abroad program offered to international undergraduate, graduate and gap students interested in studying at a top-100 academic and research institution in East Lansing, Michigan.

American Semester students will enjoy life in a quintessentially American college town, and through ASP-sponsored programming will have the chance to experience the richness of the American Midwest through social and cultural excursions in and around the state of Michigan.







American Semester students are fully integrated into university life with guaranteed on-campus housing and access to every MSU dining hall. Students have the ability to participate in student organizations, join sports teams, or cheer on the Spartans at football and basketball games.

While at Michigan State, ASP students take courses right alongside degree-seeking MSU students. The credits earned in these courses may be transferred back to a student’s home institution upon completion of the program.

Whether here for a just semester or for an entire academic year, all participants in the American Semester Program are provided with the resources to ensure their success in the program, such as on-site orientations and one-on-one health, safety, and academic support that extends not just through the duration of their stay here, but even after they return home.

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Students participating through the American Semester Program have access to MSU course offerings, ranging from engineering and communications, to law and social sciences.

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Hamza.pngStudent Life at MSU

Get involved in more than 700 student clubs and organizations, attend a sporting event or go to a concert or theater show! There is so much Spartans have available to them.

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Michigan has so much to offer. From bustling city centers, to luscious shoreline, students can experience what it truly means to be a "Michigander"!

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Whether you want to explore clean, expansive beaches and coastline, or discover art in urban centers, Michigan has a lot to offer.

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For additional questions and inquiries, contact Nick Schrader

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