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Peer Adviser Position

Position Summary

The Education Abroad Peer Advisers are expected to provide peer-to-peer advising, student outreach, active recruitment, and general clerical support. They work in the Office for Education Abroad Advising Center answering questions for parents, students, faculty and staff. Peer Advisers (PA's) are expected to attend campus events as representatives of the Office for Education Abroad, such as classroom presentations, residence education events, and resource fairs. In addition, Peer Advisers assist program leaders at information meetings and give presentations to audiences potentially interested in education abroad opportunities.

Expected Work Schedule

Peer Advisers must have availability in 2-hour blocks (or more) Monday through Friday any time between 10 am and 7 pm. Each Peer Adviser is expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week at least two days per week. Occasional weekend events may also be required.

Position Education and Experience


  • Registered student at Michigan State University
  • Participant in a university-level, credit-bearing education abroad program
  • Work availability between 10am and 7pm Monday through Friday, occasional weekends
  • Work commitment for the 2021-22 academic year (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, e-mail, and spreadsheets
  • Enthusiasm for education abroad and its value
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds


  • Public speaking experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility and solid time management skills
  • Experience interacting with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in non-traditional locations
  • Familiarity with social media management
  • Participation in experiential programs such as international internships, research, and service-learning

Michigan State University and our office are committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity, and actively encourage applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Peer Adviser Application

Interested students should apply via Handshake (job 4586890).

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 9, 2021.

Interviews will take place over Zoom.