What We Do:

Our programs are dedicated to fostering global relationships and creating change through international training and education.

At MSU, we believe that engaging with the world is critical to preparing our participants to become global citizens and leaders. We offer a range of international training programs that not only provide valuable skills and knowledge but also drive our university forward.

They are designed to foster:

  1. Cross-Cultural Exchange 
  2. Mutual Understanding
  3. Diverse Perspectives and Expertise Sharing
  4. Innovative Solutions for the World's Pressing Challenges

Our impact extends far beyond the classroom. Our international training programs are designed to provide real-world experiences and practical skills that participants can utilize in their own communities. We believe that by empowering individuals and organizations around the world, we can drive positive change and promote a more sustainable future. Our international training programs are not just educational endeavors; they are transformative experiences that propel our participants and our university toward a future characterized by global leadership, understanding, and impactful innovation.

Join us on our quest To build and maintain cross-cultural relationships and create a better, more connected world. Explore our programs today and discover the endless possibilities that await you with MSU's International Training and Professional Development Team.

Did You Know? The World at MSU's Doorstep.

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Then fasten your seatbelt and get ready for an unforgettable ride! Before we dive in, here are some facts and statistics about our International Training and Professional Development Division.

  1. Our team has been partnering with top-tier client organizations for over 25 years, designing unparalleled training programs that will take your skills to the next level.
  2. While English is our primary language, we're all about breaking down barriers and making connections across the globe. That's why we offer customizable programs in a variety of languages to meet your unique needs.
  3. Our handpicked staff are seasoned experts in cross-cultural communication, having lived, studied, and worked all around the world. They know what it takes to succeed in today's global marketplace, and they're ready to share their wisdom with you!

And when you're not in the classroom, you'll be surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains, where adventure awaits at every turn. Come join us and discover your full potential!

Get Involved!

Are you ready for an adventure that will take you around the world without leaving campus? Look no further than the exciting opportunities offered by the Montana State University Office of International Programs!

Whether you're

  • a student looking to gain valuable professional experience 
  • a community member seeking to expand your horizons

we've got something for everyone.

From hosting international visitors to participating in intercultural events and presentations, the possibilities for connection and growth are endless.

Imagine the thrill of welcoming visitors from across the globe into your home and sharing your own unique culture with them. Or, picture yourself gaining real-world employment experience while immersing yourself in a diverse and dynamic community. With our programs, anything is possible!

Learn all about hosting international visitors and how it can be a life-changing experience for you.

Success Without Borders: Celebrating our Alumni

Our alumni are true global leaders, making a difference in every corner of the world. From starting their own international organizations to leading major corporations, they embody the spirit of OIP and inspire us every day.

In this section, we highlight the latest news and achievements of our alumni, showcasing their incredible work and dedication to creating positive change in the world.

April 26, 2023
Antonio Bakhos, a 2021 MEPI Alumni, is empowering individuals to take control of their finances through his startup "Finance Hub". With his expertise and cutting-edge technology, Finance Hub is revolutionizing financial management and setting a new standard for informed decision-making.
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April 17, 2023

The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program ignited Wasim Abu Salem's passion for teaching Arabic programming to Arab children in Israel, leading to the creation of Loop, which has now impacted over 15,000 students and incubated start-ups. Now, he's meeting with global dignitaries and inspiring a new generation of MEPI students.

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.

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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.