Short Term Experience Abroad Module (STEAM)

STEAM is designed for college students who are interested in enhancing their current academic experiences with a global perspective.

Selected students will travel to one of our partner institutions in the US to participate in a comprehensive international educational experience. The program consists of academic coursework, relevant industry visits, cultural exploration and the priceless opportunity to interact with peers at the host campus.

The program is designed in such a way that it does not interfere with your current education and will provide you with a rich global perspective that employers today are seeking in their college graduates.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI USA

July 2 ‐ 22, 2017

What is Included?

ACADEMICS

  • 6 ECTS (3 US credits)
  • Small Class Sizes
  • MSU Faculty Instruction
  • Academic Excursions
  • Group Projects
  • Applied Learning

HOUSING

  • Single Rooms in Owen Hall
  • Meals Included

CULTURE

  • An American Summer
  • Independence Day
  • Picnics
  • County Fairs
  • Activities with American Students

EXCURSIONS

  • Lake Michigan
  • Detroit
  • Niagara Falls
  • Chicago

REQUIREMENTS

  • Deadline Extended: 15 March
  • Current Undergraduate Student
  • Background in Course Topic
  • College level English Language Proficiency (unless degree program taught in English)
  • Travel on a B/Tourist/Visitor Visa

COST

Approximately $4,000 USD

Cost subject to change; does not include airfare, visa, personal expenses

Programs

INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION & ARBITRATION

FOR STUDENTS WHO:

Want to learn alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and are interested in

practicing law in different cultures

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Explore the nature of diverse legal systems, trans-border litigation, & cultural differentials
  • Be able to better understand the challenges in practicing international litigation and arbitration

NEGOTIATION, CONTRACTS, AND COMPARATIVE LAW

FOR STUDENTS WHO:

Want to gain knowledge in contracts, negotiation, and law from an international comparative perspective

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Examine common theories in law and how they function in other cultures such as in the United States, Australia, and China
  • Learn and practice negotiation skills with experts and fellow classmates

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS & DIGITAL MARKETING

FOR STUDENTS WHO:

Want to expand their knowledge of social media marketing & branding and underlying theories for use in business

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Develop a social media marketing campaign of their own
  • Learn how to create & manage a variety of social media outlets for a
  • business of choice

DATA MINING & VISUALIZATION FOR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

FOR STUDENTS WHO: Are interested in business, marketing, and social media/network analysis

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Be exposed to the fundamentals of Big Data and Social Network Analysis
  • Learn analysis software and how to represent the data in research and business applications

MAKING THE FUTURE

FOR STUDENTS WHO:

Identify with the Maker culture and work with emerging consumer technologies such as laser cutters and 3D printers

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Explore the Maker culture and tools exploring realities, possibilities, and myths and grapple with the ethics of emerging technologies
  • Conceive, design, and prototype hardware with cutting edge technology

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! FILM PRODUCTION FOR STUDENTS WHO:

Want to build upon their film production experience and are interested in an American perspective

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Learn new techniques and methods in production and writing
  • Visit American production companies for applied learning
  • Complete a group film project

ENGINEERING ACADEMY

July 2 – July 30, 2017

PREREQUISITES: College-level Chemistry, College-level Physics, and Materials Science Engineering

COST: $3600 USD (does not include airfare, health insurance, or visa fee)

MATERIAL SCIENCE ENGINEERING FOR STUDENTS WHO:

Are passionate about Materials Science Engineering, as well as other engineering disciplines with an interest in materials related research.

STUDENTS WILL:

  • Experience 4-weeks of intensive study, research and leadership training
  • Attend the course “Materials Characterization: Theory, Practice, and Research Applications” which focuses on the role and application of materials characterization in a broad range of materials
  • Be involved in each step of the research project and present their findings to their peers. In particular, the thermal, morphological, structural, and microstructural characterization of advanced materials will be the feature
  • Utilize ceramic processing techniques to prepare samples in which they will comprehensively characterize throughout the entirety of the course
  • Come away from this program with an innovative research project and gain transferable leadership skills
  • Attend approximately 4 Leadership Workshops with MSU faculty

Questions and How to Apply

Ready to add STEAM to your study options? Contact us today to learn more and apply to this exclusive program.

Note: Due to the small group nature of this program, seats are very limited and applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

Programs will only run if the minimum number of participants is reached.

If you are ready to apply, access the application form here:

APPLY FOR STEAM