The Office of International Programs (OIP) at Montana State University Bozeman (MSU) works closely with a wide range of Educational Agents throughout the world. These agents and counselors work with local students directly: guiding them through the wide selection of U.S. universities and programs, assisting with the application process, applying for the appropriate visas, and assisting with study abroad preparation. Agents are trained by the OIP staff to gain knowledge of MSU academic programs, campus culture, and application process. Our primary goal is to partner together to assist students in making the best choice for their academic future.
The OIP Prospective Agent Review Committee meets monthly to review prospective agent applications. We select agents that meet the university's goals of creating a diverse campus and recruiting with the highest ethical methods. Once a contract is in place, our office provides counselor support and training, direct student support, and campus updates through newsletters.