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Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane
Room 207
East Lansing MI 48824-1035
Tel: +1-517-355-2350
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Biography: Joy Shantz is an International Student Advisor and Community Outreach Coordinator at OISS. She spent her childhood in the jungles of Bangladesh and attended high school on an island in Malaysia before coming to Michigan State University to earn her BA in Journalism and International Relations. Her experiences growing up as a "third culture kid" have instilled in her the idea that the world is a big place made much easier to understand through the valuable help of intercultural communication, education and outreach. Joy worked at the Grameen Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the Office of Study Abroad at MSU before joining the OISS team. She is passionate about getting international students off campus and engaged in the Greater Lansing community and loves finding the hidden spots around town that make Lansing great.