College Life: Grad Cap Decoration

At American Universities students dress in graduation gowns and caps to walk onstage, receive their diploma, and officially graduate with their degree (or, at least, with the promise that it’ll arrive in the mail in 3-4 weeks). Often, as a part of the experience, graduates will decorate the top of their cap – adding a…

#PureMichigan: Why you should study in Michigan.

Michigan is a beautiful state, we experience all 4 seasons, are surrounded by 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, and you can even see the mitten from space! Here’s a list of reasons to consider Michigan for your study abroad experience: Beautiful Landscapes Locations like the Upper Peninsula, Mackinac (pronoucnced Mack-eh-naw) Island, and MSU’s own…

Top Rated Dining Halls

One thing is for sure when you come to study at MSU, there’s always going to be somewhere to eat. Brody Brody has absolutely everything you could possibly want out of a dining hall experience. Our tip? Check out the Cayenne’s, and grab the Queso and chips. There’s also tons of guac, if that’s your…

#ASPsummer18 Review, Notes from Kellie

July 2018 flew by for me and my staff, and I’m sure it did for our 130+ participants. This summer, we welcomed undergraduate students from Australia, China, and for the first time, Qatar. This mix of cultures and backgrounds was fascinating, exciting, and challenging – and that is what study abroad is supposed to be!…

My Time Studying Abroad

Where did you travel? When? Why? I studied abroad twice during my undergrad – a semester at the Universidad de Burgos in Burgos, Spain and a summer at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Valparaíso, Chile. I was a declared secondary education major, focusing on the Spanish language, and I thought that learning Spanish in…

How to Get Along with your Roommate

Never fart again. Just kidding! Mostly. Chances are this is your first time living with someone, or at least living with someone in a dorm. Here’s  a few tips on getting along with your roommate: Have Clear Communication It’s extremely important to make sure you and your roommate are on the same terms. MSU fosters…

What Draws You to Education Abroad?

I’ve worked professionally in study abroad for 5 years, and as student worker for 2. I’ve personally studied abroad twice and have used that experience to assist inbound and outbound study abroad students. I have had the opportunity to coordinate not only the American Semester Program for international students, but outbound programs for MSU students…

How to Decorate Your Dorm Room

First, let’s start by pointing out that you can’t bring everything you want to use in the dorms from home, there’s just not enough space in a suitcase, and with surcharges it’s really not worth it. But fear not! Below we’ve compiled a list of things to consider when looking for decor for your dorm….

Meet Robyn: ASP&E Ambassador

Year at MSU: 4th year Senior (Hopefully) Area of Study: Media and Information with minors in Music and Chinese What are you watching/reading right now?  Watching Riverdale as my show and recently read Carry On by Rainbow Rowell MUST READ IF YOU EVER WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE REALLY LOOKS LIKE. Where did you study…

Meet Stephanie: ASP&E Ambassador

Year at MSU: Junior Area of Study: Social Work What are you watching/reading right now? I am currently reading My Kind of Crazy, and watching a few different shows including: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Rick and Morty, and The Vampire Diaries. Where did you study abroad? Where have you traveled? I studied abroad in Mexico over this…