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There are a variety of ways to stay connected to the education abroad community here at MSU and beyond. We encourage you to share your experience by Telling your Story and entering our Photo Contest as soon as your return.

Additionally, start thinking about participating in MSU's Annual Learning Abroad Conference. It's a great way to gain experience speaking to a larger audience; and for undergraduates, may be a great way to begin building your My Spartan Story, MSU’s new interactive platform that aims to capture experiences that complement your academic course of study.

If you'd like to get more involved, consider applying to the Peer Adviser Program to help prospective students find a program that suits their schedule, major and interests. Peer Advisers guide students through the application process, answer questions about scholarships and financial aid, and offer a student perspective on the various aspects of being abroad and returning home.

The American Semester Program and Exchanges also encourages education abroad participants to volunteer and work with them through the ASP Steward and Ambassador Program that welcomes international students to East Lansing.

Also consider exploring an international major, specialization or certificate program in addition to your education abroad experience. These options can complement your current degree program or open new doors for you to discover a new area of study.

MSU's International Studies and Programs is the place to find out more!

  • Peace Corps: Sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. In addition to having a recruiting office on campus, MSU also offers Peace Corps Prep, a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?
  • ISP student and scholar programs: Various centers and programs are available that support MSU’s international work with students and scholars.
  • ISP area and thematic studies: These units serve as an information hub for students with interests in the region and many offer specializations and graduate program.
  • ISP affiliated units and centers: Affiliated units and centers offer students activities designed to benefit the educational community and the public sector— many that provide opportunities to work throughout the world.