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In the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, your passion, abilities, and desires take center stage. You are empowered to shape your education to take you on the intellectual and creative journey of a lifetime. Our world-class faculty and cutting-edge technology allow you to expand accomplishments and enrich experiences, as you take the first step to realizing your dreams.

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Offering internships such as: National Geographic, Target, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, San Francisco Museum of Art, The White House, and American Theatre Company. Undergraduate placement rate of 99%. Leading college for international internships in more than 14 countries. A leading college in study away including New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Study abroad in 80 programs, 40 countries, and 6 continents.

Your Kind of Place


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Michigan State University


Top 100 University in the World The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research institutions in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation—and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students, scholars, artists, scientists and leaders.

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Founded as the nation’s pioneer land grant university

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Total students from more than 130 countries

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Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs

275+

Education abroad programs

30k

Students participate in community learning or service opportunities

900+

Registered student groups on campus

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East Lansing, Michigan


A Great Place to Learn and Live A fun college town near the state capital, East Lansing offers engaging cultural activities for all. The tree-lined streets and patio cafes add to the energy of the city. It also boasts some of the largest, most lively regional art, film, folk, and jazz festivals around.

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Galleries & museums in East Lansing

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Miles of bike trails and lanes

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Art, music, food, and film festivals yearly

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Popular places to shop right off campus

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To grab food and drinks, including 9 on campus

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MSU varsity sporting events to attend

Citizen Scholars

The Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars program is designed to prepare the next generation of diverse, high-achieving, and engaged citizen leaders. Students aspiring to be Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars will be encouraged to succeed academically while gaining experience in high-impact learning environments.

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The Excel Network


The Excel Network establishes and supports a holistic approach to experiential learning, career education, student advising, and alumni networking in the College of Arts & Letters to chart successful paths to meaningful careers.

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Turn the world into your classroom


Study Abroad

We offer ample opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty, alumni, and other students in the largest university study abroad program in the world. These study abroad programs give students the ability to compete in a global economy following graduation.

Experience

Gain an understanding and perspective on complex global issues

Skills

Advance your foreign language skills and proficiency

Learn

Expand your research methods through cultural analysis

Connections

Build lasting relationships that will enrich your life forever

Study Away

We offer 9 Study Away programs to cities that include New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. These programs allow you to get out of the classroom and into the real world.

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At the College of Arts and Letters, you have ample opportunities for exploration and growth in the largest university Study Abroad program in the world.

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Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career, and gain an understanding in working on a project internationally.

Internships

Taking your education from backpack to briefcase


Experience

Become more attractive to employers with ‘real world’ experience

Engage

Enhance your academic experience and performance through professional engagement

Network

Learn the value of networking with industry leaders

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‘Get your foot in the door’ for future opportunities

Completing an internship provides numerous benefits and ways to grow as a young professional and offers much more than work experience for the resume.

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Shannon Gillespie, a Apparel & Textile Design major, tells her story about the connections she made through her internships and how it prepared her for success.

Bethany Dickerson, a Linguistics major in the College of Arts & Letters and Honors College student, finds undergraduate research to be one of the most valuable experiences in her college career as she charts new paths in language learning.

Kaylah Jetton, a Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities major, has been focused on going global since kindergarten and has no plans of stopping. She found her passion in helping others at home in Detroit and around the world.

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Ryan Duda, a Theatre major and Honors College student, ignited his passion for teaching while working for 4th Wall Theatre company, a group that teaches performing arts to intellectually disabled students.

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