End of the Semester, Fall 2018

As is always the case, this semester has absolutely flown by. For fall 2018, we welcomed students from diverse locations allowing our semester to be a fantastic learning experience – both for students and for us. I feel like there’s always something I take away from each semester of students and whether it be small…

Going Home

Sometimes saying goodbye is the hardest part.   After returning home one very common experience for students is reverse culture shock. It’s hard to readjust to the life you had before your travels. You might find that while not much has changed at home, you’ve grown from all that you’ve learned and experienced abroad. Naturally,…

Winter Activities in Lansing

Winter is here! And with that comes a variety of beloved winter activities (after all this is Michigan and we’re used to the cold). Below we’ve brainstormed a few ideas, but don’t forget to ask ambassadors and your classmates what some of their favorite winter activities are (minus Netflix, of course). Ice Skating Head over…

Campus Snacks: Eating outside the Dining Halls

To start, we should make it perfectly clear that you can easily live off your meal plan and nothing else. There’s a huge variety of food, available throughout the day, and you can enter the dining hall as many times as you want. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out the EatatState.msu.edu website…

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 are 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…