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Study Abroad

Study Abroad


Our college has a partnership with the University of Arkansas Rome Center (UARC) for a summer study abroad program. Mississippi State College of Architecture, Art and Deisgn students have use of apartments and studio facilities at the UARC, and courses offered in Rome will count for six credit hours toward graduation. Courses offered cover the humanities, university core classes, program-specific electives, and courses required for minors in the different departments.

As an SEC institution, the cost of the program and facilities is the same for MSU students as for UA students and includes a field trip to Florence and several local trips in and around Rome. Any MSU student taking six credit hours is eligible for financial aid, and no student is required to pay out-of-state tuition for the study abroad program.

The historic headquarters of the INARCH (Istituto Nazionale di Architettura) were located in the Palazzo Taverna for about thirty years, and it is in these rooms that some of the most important architects of the 20th century met to discuss their ideas! The historical city of Rome offers an endless source of learning opportunities for students.


The College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University and the College of Industrial Technology at Nihon University in Japan have a Memorandum of Agreement, established to advance shared goals of teaching, learning, and scholarship. 

The agreement allows Mississippi State students to study in Japan through Nihon University tuition waivers.

Travel activities will focus on professional and academic engagement in order to increase students’ firsthand understanding of various professions, businesses, and industries in Japan through site visits and project observation (e.g., offices, construction sites, manufacturing facilities, showrooms, laboratories) and meetings and discussions with professionals. Cultural activities are also planned so that students gain an understanding of the contexts in which these industries and professions developed and exist. 

This study abroad program was developed by the Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art and Design in collaboration with the university’s International Business Program and is open to students across the university. 

For more information about our study abroad program, contact the main office in the College of Architecture, Art and Design at 662-325-2202.

Find the application on the Mississippi State University International Institute site.

For more information about study abroad opportunities, contact the Mississippi State University Study Abroad Office.


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