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What to do at the Expo

The Expo is a great place to find out about all your opportunities abroad.  However, the Expo can also be overwhelming if you've never been before.  

We suggest preparing before you come by visiting the student section our webpage, checking out a few programs via our program search, and talking to your academic adviser to see how a program abroad could fit into your schedule. Watching the EA101 video is a great place to start!

Then come to the Expo and allow yourself plenty of time to walk through all the exhibits that appeal to you. 

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

Remember not to limit your options by only looking at programs in your major or college.  You can take elective credit, integrative studies, internships and more!  You can also add a specialization or work on a second major.


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
  • Check upcoming Information Meetings and Fall Events
  • Enter the raffle to win $100 off a future program
  • Pick up information about the EA Photo Contest and the Learning Abroad Conference
  • Get passport information from MSU Passport Services
  • Stop by the STA Travel table to get a free ISIC card
  • 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
  • Have your camera ready….Sparty will be attending the Expo!
  • Attend a presentation to learn how to begin searching for a program

INTRO TO EDUCATION ABROAD

2:00 pm and 3:30 pm - Yellow Zone

Not sure where to begin looking for a program abroad?  This session will walk through the first steps of finding a program. Topics covered include how to search for a program, navigating the application process, finding funding opportunities and more.  A panel of students who have already gone abroad will be available at the end for questions.

FOLLOW UP

After the Expo, be sure to stop by the Education Abroad Advising Center to talk with a Peer Adviser. They will guide you through the application process, help you find funding opportunities and more.

  • International Center – Room 108
  • Walk-in advising: 10 am to 2 pm (M-F)
  • Email: abroad(at)msu.edu
  • Phone: (517) 353-8920
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