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Peer Adviser Program

The Office for Education Abroad has several Peer Advisers on staff that are MSU students who have already studied abroad. They are trained to help you become aware of the range of available opportunities abroad at MSU and are available for remote advising via Zoom.  (Walk-in advising in our Advising Center is expected to resume for fall semester 2021.)

Peer Adviser Application

Applications are now open for the 2021-22 school year!

Apply via Handshake and search for job number 4586890.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 9, 2021.

Visit Peer Adviser Position for more details about the job duties and expectations.

If you have any questions about the Peer Adviser position, email us at abroad(at)

Current Peer Advisers

Peer Advisers are more than happy to tell you about their experiences, answer your questions, and give you advice. They can help you find a program that suits your schedule, major and interests. They can guide you 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.

Elena-bio.jpgElena Faber

Majors: Elementary Education | Spanish

Education Abroad Program: Spanish language and culture in Valencia, Spain (Direct Enroll)

"The opportunity to study outside of your home culture can't be matched by anything else. Living with a host family allowed me to learn more about the culture than I ever expected and challenged me to improve my Spanish skills daily."

Deandrea-bio.jpgDeandrea White

Majors: Social Relations & Policy | Criminal Justice

Education Abroad Programs: FSA South Africa - Youth Activism and Leadership |
James Madison College - Post Term Study Abroad in the UK |  Social Science Scholars in the UK

"My study abroad experiences have humbled and shaped me into the person I am today. Being immersed into new cultures and ways of life, has allowed me to put things into different perspectives and approach every situation and opportunity with an open mind! I am so thankful for these opportunities that have allowed me to grow personally and academically. I am also grateful for my support system at MSU who made this possible for me!" #GOGREEN

Caroline-Bio.jpgCaroline Chuah

Major: Linguistics

Education Abroad Program: Yonsei University in South Korea (Exchange)

"Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and experience different cultures. Not only did I meet people from the country I was studying in, I also got to meet other exchange students from all over the world and learn about their cultures as well! It was an amazing opportunity to be fully immersed in a language I was studying while pushing myself out of my comfort zone and exploring a different country."