The Office of International Program's Training Division strategically works to fulfill MSU's commitment as the state’s land-grant institution to educate students, create knowledge and art, and serve communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement into all of our programming. We strive to connect the world with Montana State University faculty, staff and students, as well as the Bozeman community. Our goal is to build and maintain cross-cultural relationships by using the academic strengths of MSU and local resources to provide customized training programs for international students, educators, and professionals.


Quick Facts

  • We have been working with client organizations since 1995 to design high-quality training programs.
  • Most of our programs are conducted in English. However, we can arrange full or partial programs in other languages.
  • All program staff are experienced cross-cultural communicators with extensive international study, travel, and work experience.  We understand the challenges associated with living, studying, and working abroad and are eager to welcome you to the heart of the Rocky Mountains!

For Students, Volunteers & Community Members

Interested in being involved in our programs? We offer numerous opportunities for community members seeking to meet others from around the world and for students seeking employment and professional experience. Main opportunities we offer:

  • Hosting international visitors
  • Employment
  • Intercultural events & presentations 
We encourage you to contact us about how to get involved.  You are also welcome to browse this site to learn more about OIP international training programs. 

Find out more about hosting international visitors!

International Training: In the News

2019 Teaching Excellence and Achievement participants present on human rights in their home countries
October 29, 2019

Seventeen visiting teachers from across the globe participated in a seven-week training program in Bozeman.

2019 MEPI student leaders gather at MSU in front of the bobcat statue
July 8, 2019

Fifteen students from seven different countries presented on human rights issues in their countries, and what they planned to do to address the needs presented.

Group of student leaders from 2018
July 12, 2018

Fifteen students from the Middle East and North Africa visited Montana State University for five weeks as part of a U.S. State Department program to train young leaders.

Group of LEAP participants from 2018
July 3, 2018

Members of the Japanese delegation in the Long-term Education Administrators Program (LEAP) visited MSU for a career training program focused on various American university functions.

MSU president Waded Cruzado shakes hand with the president of Kumamoto University
June 22, 2017

The agreement will further strengthen the cooperative relationship between MSU and the Japanese town of Mifune, the site of a dinosaur museum that has partnered with MSU’s Museum of the Rockies.

LEAP Participants from 2017
June 19, 2017 

Thirteen administrators from Japanese universities and the Japanese Ministry of Education answer a few questions about the commonalities and differences in Japanese and American culture, higher education and their experiences in Bozeman.

Education USA students at MSU
January 25, 2017

Fifteen high-achieving students from around the globe spent a month at MSU in the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Academy program.

Montana State University blue and gold logo
April 28, 2016

Makiko Diehl of MSU's Office of International Programs, who was in her native Kumamoto when one of two devastating earthquakes hit this month, led a local fundraising effort.

Director of International Training and Professional Development Programs
April 7, 2016

Janelle Rasmussen, director of international professional development and training programs within MSU’s Office of International Programs, is one of three NAFSA U.N. representatives and co-leader of U.N. Member Interest Group.