In collaboration with other university departments, Multicultural Student Services encourages students to take advantage of the many St. Cloud State education-abroad opportunities. South Africa, Thailand and Laos, and Mexico have been some of the favorite destinations for our students in the past. Some are just a few weeks in duration while others are semester-long programs. All help students to become more prepared for their place in a global world. SCSU strives to make the short-stay programs affordable to all students.