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Education Abroad Advising Center

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During the academic year, we offer advising in the EA Advising Center for students who want to learn more about studying abroad at Michigan State. We cover basic topics during our conversations including:

  • General advice
  • Application process
  • Program selection
  • Deadlines, forms, and documents
  • Scholarships, charges, and fees

Whether this will be your first or tenth time abroad, our office is ready to answer questions you have about education abroad.


December 20-23, 2021

  • Main Office, available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm via phone (517) 353-8920 and email (abroad(at)
  • Advising Center closed

NOTE: During this time, responses may be delayed due to limited staffing.

December 24, 2021 – January 3, 2022

  • Main Office and Advising Center closed

January 4-7, 2022

  • Main Office, available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm via phone (517) 353-8920 and email (abroad(at)
  • Advising Center closed

Emergency Assistance
Should you require immediate assistance for an urgent issue or emergency situation, please call the International SOS 24/7 Assistance line at (215) 942-8478 or the MSU 24/7 International Emergency Assistance line at (517) 353-3784. Collect calls accepted by dialing 0170 for an international operator. More information can be found on the Office for Global Health, Safety and Security’s Emergency Assistance webpage.

Spring Semester 2022 Advising

Due to the virtual start of spring semester 2022, walk-in advising is not available at this time.  Students can talk with an EA Peer Adviser Monday through Friday via Zoom. 

To make the most of your advising appointment, please prepare by watching the EA101 webinar. This session will give you basic information about how to research program options, get started with academic planning, and look into finances for study abroad, including financial aid and scholarships. The webinar takes about 25 minutes.

Walk-in Advising

  • Monday through Friday
  • EA Advising Center, International Center, Room 108

Online Advising

Zoom appointments can be made by using the calendar below to schedule. Same day appointments can be made as long as they are scheduled before 5PM.

A zoom link will be emailed to you once your appointment has been confirmed with an adviser.

Peer Advisers working at a resource fairWho can you talk to?

Lost and looking for help? Connect with supportive MSU faculty, staff and students to answer your questions about academics, logistics and more.

Students walking around the Education Abroad ExpoEvents, Meetings and Orientations

Events and information meetings are held throughout the year to keep you informed about education abroad at Michigan State. Orientations are scheduled prior to departure for all participants.