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Video Tutorials

The Office for Education Abroad has created free video tutorials on a variety of topics that will help you get started and plan for your experience abroad. Be sure to check back often as we have many more to add to the collection.

VIA Global

Overview of Via Global

Learn about our online platform, Via Global, where program information in housed and applications are submitted.

VIDEO - Overview of Via Global

Finding Programs

Explore how to find programs in Via Global using the program search functions.

VIDEO - Finding Programs

Managing Your Profile

Understand how your profile works in Via Global so you can save your favorite programs and manage your applications.

VIDEO - Managing Your Profile

Non-MSU Student Sign-in

Learn how to sign-up for a Via Global account if you are NOT an MSU student and do not have a email address.

VIDEO - Non-MSU Student Via Global Sign-up


Program Types

Direct Enroll, Exchange, & Affiliated-Partner Programs

Explore these similar but distinct programs types that take place at one of MSU’s partner institutions abroad.

VIDEO - Direct Enroll, Exchange, & Affiliated-Partner Programs

Faculty-Directed Programs

Learn about the advantages of going abroad with an MSU faculty member.

VIDEO -Faculty-Directed Programs


Costs and Funding

Budgets and Cost Sheets

Learn what's included in the estimated cost of a program and where to find a detailed breakdown.

VIDEO - Budgets and Cost Sheets


Health and Safety

Intro to Global Health, Safety and Security

Learn about the Office for Global Health, Safety and Security and how they support MSU students, faculty and staff around the world.

VIDEO - Intro to Global Health, Safety and Security

Health Insurance and ISOS

Understand MSU's international travel health insurance and the International SOS membership and benefits.

VIDEO - Health Insurance and ISOS

Mental Health and Education Abroad

Find ways to feel at ease in your new environment by preparing prior to departure and learning how to access support while abroad.

VIDEO - Mental Health and Education Abroad

Preparing for Emergencies

Before you leave for your program, be prepared for any emergency by understanding the proper steps to follow.

VIDEO - Responding to Emergencies


Travel Logistics

Passport and Visa

Applying for a passport and travel visas are crucial early steps in your pre-departure planning.

VIDEO - Passport and Visa

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