International Studies & Programs

Peer Adviser Program

The Office for Education Abroad has several Peer Advisers on staff that are MSU students who have already studied abroad. They are trained to help you become aware of the range of available opportunities abroad at MSU and are available for walk-in advising in our Advising Center. 


Current Peer Advisers

Peer Advisers are more than happy to tell you about their experiences, answer your questions, and give you advice. They can help you find a program that suits your schedule, major and interests. They can guide you through the application process, answer questions about scholarships and financial aid, and offer a student perspective on the various aspects of being abroad and returning home.

Peer Adviser Application

  • Did your Study Abroad experience make you want to encourage others to do the same?

  • Do you feel passionate about the personal and educational benefits of studying, living and traveling abroad?

  • Are you the kind of person who likes to mentor others?

  • Do you enjoy public speaking?

  • Are you capable of professionally representing one of the largest education abroad offices in the country?

If so, then perhaps you would like to apply for a Peer Adviser position!

The Office for Education Abroad employs MSU students who have already studied abroad to work in our office providing study abroad advising. During the week, Peer Advisers (PA’s) work in our Education Abroad Advising Center answering questions for students (and parents) who are interested in studying abroad. In addition, PA’s assist program leaders at information meetings and give presentations to audiences interested in education abroad. They also staff campus-wide events such as Welcome Week, Inside MSU, Green and White Days, and Marathon of Majors. If this sounds interesting to you, complete an application (PDF). Deadline dates are listed on the application.

If you have any questions about the Peer Adviser position, please contact our office: abroad(at)msu.edu.

Peer Adviser Application

Did your Study Abroad experience make you want to encourage others to do the same?

Do you feel passionate about the personal and educational benefits of studying, living and traveling abroad?

Are you the kind of person who likes to mentor others?

Do you enjoy public speaking?

Are you capable of professionally representing one of the largest study abroad offices in the country?

If so, then perhaps you would like to apply for a Peer Adviser position!

OSA employs MSU students who have already studied abroad to work in our office providing study abroad advising. During the week, Peer Advisers (PA’s) work in our Education Abroad Advising Center answering questions for students (and parents) who are interested in studying abroad. In addition, PA’s assist program leaders at information meetings and give presentations to audiences interested in education abroad opportunities. They also staff campus-wide events such as Welcome Week, Inside MSU, Green and White Days, Marathon of Majors, and of course, the Education Abroad Expo!

If this sounds interesting to you, complete an application (PDF)*. Deadline dates are listed on the application.

If you have any questions about the Peer Adviser position, please contact Kyle Anderson (ande1932(at)msu.edu) or email studyabroad(at)isp.msu.edu.

Peer Advisers provide education abroad peer-to-peer advising, student outreach and recruitment and general clerical support to the Office for Education Abroad (EA). Peer Advisers (PA’s) work in the Education Abroad Advising Center answering questions for students and parents who are interested in education abroad and attend campus events as representatives of EA, such as classroom presentations, student housing events, etc. In addition, peer advisers assist program leaders at information meetings and give presentations to audiences potentially interested in education abroad opportunities. They also staff campus-wide events. Some evening and weekend work may be required. The position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Visit the Peer Adviser page to learn more about the position.

Compensation
Hourly pay, contingent on experience and qualification.

Required Qualifications
Desire to work with students who express interest in education abroad
Enthusiasm for education abroad and its value
High degree of professionalism
Registered student at Michigan State University
Participant in a university-level, credit-bearing study abroad program
Work availability between 10 am and 2 pm at least once a week (M-F)
Work commitment for full academic year (fall and spring semester)
Strong communication and public speaking skills
Basic computer skills including word processing, e-mail, and spreadsheets
Desired Qualifications
Experience with public speaking
Strong attention to detail
Solid time management skills
Flexibility
Experience with other cultures and intercultural situations
Experience in non-traditional locations
Experience in experiential programs such as internships, research and service learning
Familiarity with social media
Contact
Kyle Anderson (ande1932(at)msu.edu)

Application
Positions for 2017-18 have been filled (applications for 2018-19 are not yet being accepted).