Graduate Students

The Office of International Studies in Education offers several funded programs for doctoral students. In 2022-2023, the Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding is being offered.

Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (FEGU)

In 2009, the College of Education created a Fellowship program to send a group of graduate students to China for three weeks of immersion in Chinese academic culture at the Southwest University, Beibei Chongqing. In 2011, the college formally expanded the FEGU program to include faculty-led programs to China, Botswana, and Vietnam. Since 2011, faculty have also led groups to Cyprus, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, and the Netherlands. The college provides support for the Fellowship programs in order to further our mission of promoting global perspectives on educational cultures, policies, and practices.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, the College is offering a fellowship program for doctoral students to be led by Professors Dorinda Carter Andrews and Terry Flennaugh. This fellowship will focus on race and colonization in global contexts, and its international travel portion will involve a study program in summer 2023 to South Africa.

Applications for this program are now closed. Please direct any questions to Dr. Julie Sinclair at or Christine Caster at

Global Curriculum Fellowship (GCF)

This funded fellowship provides an opportunity for teams of faculty and graduate students to think about how to revise or develop a current College of Education course in ways that strengthen global and international perspectives. The fellowship includes participation in a seminar series with opportunities for graduate students to collaborate in small groups with faculty. GCF was last offered in 2021-2022.

Supporting our International and Globally Engaged Communities

OISE provides support in a variety of ways, including student listening sessions, research-focused talks, professional development opportunities, and on- and off-campus community-building activities.


The College of Education and various offices throughout Michigan State University offer funding to help support graduate students. Academic departments within the college may have funding opportunities specific to students enrolled in their respective programs. Please check with your department for details.

The following links will take you to some of the funding resources available:

Graduate Specialization in International Development

The Graduate Specialization in International Development provides an opportunity for graduate students to obtain a comprehensive and contemporary academic experience in the field of international development studies.  Please visit the following website to learn more about the specialization:


Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education (LATTICE) is a learning community and international network that cultivates and supports a global perspective in K-12 classrooms through personal and professional development opportunities. It provides international experience by connecting schools to local and international communities and linking internationals to classrooms with visits and emails. It supports international learning so that the children of today can be effective participants in the world of tomorrow. To learn more about LATTICE please visit their website.

International Students

Learn more about the mission of the Office of International Studies in Education.