Published: May 23, 2017

Helping students study abroad

Contact(s): Lois Furry University Advancement office: (517) 884-1122

Elementary education student Selena Huapilla-Perez could have missed out on a life-changing, career-affirming experience without the help of the MSU Federal Credit Union Study Abroad endowment. 

Instead she received help to offset the $1,577 cost of a plane ticket from Detroit to Los Banos, Philippines. It made the difference in getting her into a five-month teaching experience. There, she learned that some of the best classrooms are not bound by four walls, and, for the first time, she saw her future as a global educator.

Established in 2003, the endowment has provided more than $1.6 million in funding for students participating in education abroad. In 2015-16, the MSUFCU endowment and support from many other donors helped 380 students experience the opportunity of a global education.

To make a gift to Education Abroad, contact Angha Childress, senior director of development at or call (517) 432-7091.

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