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Meet some of our globally engaged students and see them in action.

GSAH uses literature, film, history, visual arts, drama and other media to understand:

  • Diverse values, ethics and perspectives
  • Similarities and differences between peoples
  • Political, social, economic and cultural change
  • How changing conditions affect people and societies

The GSAH program trains you in skills that are in high demand and open paths to a variety of careers: 

  • Creative, critical and analytical thinking
  • Intercultural understanding
  • International experience
  • Language proficiency
  • Group problem solving
  • Global awareness and concern

Recent GSAH Graduates have gone on to work in positions like:

  • Co-Founder and Director at Refugees Welcome
  • Digital Outreach Coordinator, Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails
  • Event Coordinator, Right Brain Brewery
  • Foreign Service Intern, U.S. Department of State
  • International Community Health Advisor, MSU
  • Legal Assistant, Hilf & Hilf, PLC
  • Marketing Associate, DePaul University
  • Project Support Specialist, Hiptipico
  • Refugee Recertification Case Manager, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
  • Team Leader, AmeriCorps – City Year

 And to continue their studies at:


Resources for International Experiences

GSAH Scholarship

The GSAH Scholarship is open to all MSU students with a primary or secondary major in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. Its purpose is to support your participation in a study abroad program, study away program, or international internship for credit. 

Applications for the 2018 GSAH Scholarship are now open.  Applications are due February 15, 2019.

Instructions and the application form can be found here.  


CAL Study Abroad

Financing Study Abroad

Resources for Language Study and Proficiency

GSAH Testing waiver

The GSAH Language Proficiency Test Fee Waiver is open to all MSU students with a primary or secondary major in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities that can demonstrate financial need. Its purpose is to provide financial support in meeting the language proficiency requirement of the GSAH major.  The application form can be found here: Language Test Fee Waiver Application