To apply for BEAM, you must complete BOTH the Michigan State Office of Study Abroad (OSA) general application located at the Study Abroad applications website, and the 2017 BEAM supplemental application (RTF format for editing in Word or other word processor). You may email this completed form to Eli Strauss (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tracy Montgomery (email@example.com), and Zach Laubach (firstname.lastname@example.org). Non-MSU students must also complete the BEAM supplemental application, but there is an application specific to Non-MSU students also located at the Study Abroad applications website.
PLEASE NOTE that BEAM's deadline for BOTH the general application AND the supplemental application March 1st, 2017. We will start reviewing reviewing applications on a rolling basis starting December 1st. Due to the small class size and historic popularity of the program, BEAM usually fills up long before the OSA general applications are due. If you have any questions concerning the due date please please don't hesistate to contact one of the course instructors.
After applications are reviewed, applicants will be interviewed by the three course instructors and final decisions will be made as soon as possible. Applicants are evaluated and considered for admission based on the eligibility criteria for this program. When evaluating applicants, we take the following information into account:
- overall GPA
- GPA in related courses
- writing ability
- personal interview
- information from supplemental application
***Please note that your application will NOT be reviewed until ALL materials have been submitted. A $100 application fee is required. Students will receive a bill from the MSU Student Accounts Office for the application fee that is applied to the cost of the program and is non-refundable once a student has accepted admission into the program. Students who have accepted admission may also be billed for a non-refundable and non-transferable $200 deposit, also applied to the cost of the program. Students who wish to withdraw their application are required to notify the Office of Study Abroad, in writing, that they no longer intend to participate. Detailed information about application procedures, the acceptance process, pre-departure orientation, on-site logistics, and returning home will be provided in the Student Handbook (given to students upon submission of their application). You can also find the Student Handbook on the OSA students site.
Study Abroad: Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals: BEAM
-Nov 1st, 6-7pm
-Nov 9th, 6:30-7:30pm
Application deadline: Mar 1
Informational Flyer (PDF) ~ MSU Office of Study Abroad Site
For more information, please email Eli Strauss, Tracy Montgomery, and Zach Laubach