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Ismail Adawe International Student Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center

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Biography: Ismail Adawe is an International Student Advisor serving F-1 students. Growing up in both Africa and North America, he became fascinated with other cultures early on. Ismail went on to earn his undergraduate education at Northwood University (B.A. International Business and Management) and graduate education at Central Michigan University (M.S. International Administration). Prior to joining OISS, Ismail worked with the International Neurologic and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program (INPEP) and the Institute of International Health (IIH) at Michigan State University.

Ismail lived and studied in several African and Middle Eastern countries and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is passionate about assisting international students and about the internalization of Michigan State University. Ismail enjoys learning about the world not only by traveling, but by getting to know the unique and wonderful international students here at Michigan State University.

Peer Advisor JCMU Peer Advisor
Japan Center for Michigan Universities


Lynn Aguado Program Coordinator
Office for Education Abroad

109 International Center

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Biography: Lynn Aguado coordinates MSU study abroad programs for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. She also advises and manages the administrative process for students participating in Non-MSU-sponsored programs. In addition, Lynn is the liaison with the Office of Financial Aid and works on outreach related to financing education abroad.

Lynn received a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, during which time she participated in an academic year abroad program at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain, where she developed fluency in Spanish and a love of discovering new cultures. After returning home, she worked as a peer advisor in the U of M study abroad office that led to a permanent position as a study abroad advisor after graduation. She has been working in the field of international education ever since, at U of M, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and now at MSU. Lynn obtained a Master’s degree in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education in May 2017 from the MSU College of Education.

Lynn enjoys using her Spanish language skills as well as the French that she studied in high school and college, and she has picked up some Italian over the years, as well. It was her love of language that propelled her to go abroad, but she gained much more than the ability to communicate in Spanish during her time in Spain. She learned to be flexible, patient and self-reliant, and to appreciate and celebrate diverse ways of thinking and living. She is proud to be part of a great team of MSU faculty and staff who support students to achieve their education abroad goals.

Andrea Allen Associate Director
Center for Advanced Study of International Development

202 International Center

Amanda Alter Assistant Director of Human Resources
Office of the Dean

207 International Center

Nicole Ambacher Program Coordinator
Visiting International Professional Program

1 International Center

Kyle Anderson Promotion and Outreach Coordinator
Office for Education Abroad

109 International Center

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Biography: Kyle Anderson coordinates promotion and on-campus outreach, manages the Education Abroad Advising Center and supervises the Office for Education Abroad Peer Advising program. Kyle is also responsible for a variety of events and contests sponsored by the office, including promotion on social media.

Originally from Spring Valley, Minnesota, Kyle is a graduate of the University of Dubuque with a B.S. in Computer Graphics Interactive Media. During his undergraduate degree, he studied arts, culture and history on a short-term faculty-directed program in Ireland. He completed his M.S. at the University of Central Arkansas in College Student Personnel Services and Administration. While at UCA, Kyle participated in a short-term program in China focusing on student affairs.

Through his experience of studying abroad and living abroad, Kyle is passionate about promoting the possibilities of international education to MSU students.

Gretchen Arco Business Development Manager
MSU Dubai

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