International Studies & Programs

What to do at the Expo

The Expo can be overwhelming if you've never been before.  We suggest preparing before you come and allowing yourself time to walk through the Breslin at your leisure to visit all the exhibits that appeal to you.

Look at the amazing photos, watch incredible videos, learn about interesting artifacts on display, and talk to staff and students at each table.

PREPARE

Before you come to the Expo, familiarize yourself with how education abroad works and what program options are available.  Conducting an online Program Search is a great way to help determine a few program options that interest you.

Things to consider...

  • Academics What coursework do you want to take abroad? Have you thought about research or an internship abroad?
  • Language Do you want to develop your foreign language skills or maybe learn a new language?
  • Timing How long do you want to be abroad? 
  • Host culture Do you want to attend class with students from the host culture or live with a host family?
  • Finances: What is your budget for going abroad?

ASK QUESTIONS

Strike up a conversation with program directors or former participants who are staffing the tables - they want to talk to you and get you excited about their program.

Don't forget to ask questions about funding opportunities, academic fit, travel logistics, and more from representatives.

GET INVOLVED

  • Put your contact info on sign-up sheets for programs that interest you
  • Check upcoming Information Meetings listed on the flyer in your bag
  • Enter the raffle to win $100 off a future program
  • Pick up information about the essay, photo and video contests and the Learning Abroad Conference
  • Participate in the Scavenger Hunt to win a prize (while supplies last)
  • Get passport information from MSU Passport Services
  • Enter to win a $1,000 travel voucher from STA Travel
  • Visit the EA Alumni table to see how you can continue your experience after you return
  • Grab a bite to eat from the concession stand (for purchase)
  • Pick up some free giveaways
  • Follow us on social media

FOLLOW UP

After the Expo, be sure to stop by the Education Abroad Advising Center to talk with a Peer Adviser or attend an EA 101 session. We can guide you through the application process, help you find funding opportunities and more. 

International Center – Room 108

Hours: 8 am to 5 pm (M-F)

Email: abroad(at)msu.edu

Phone: (517) 353-8920