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Work for Education Abroad

Student Employment Opportunities

The Office for Education Abroad (EA) provides structured opportunities for MSU undergraduate and graduate students to learn the field of education abroad hands-on from a cadre of dedicated professionals, many of whom serve as national leaders in their area of expertise. Student positions provide exposure to all functions of a high-performing education abroad office while allowing students to focus on advising and outreach, graphic design or faculty engagement in education abroad. 

Peer Adviser

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.


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


Office for Education Abroad (abroad(at)


Full-time Positions

Michigan State University is always looking for talented individuals to become a part of the Spartan community. Fulltime job opportunities available in the Office for Education Abroad are posted on the MSU Human Resources Spartans @ Work webpage.  Postings are also typically shared through NAFSA, the Forum on Education Abroad, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Diversity Abroad Network.