Info Sessions and Advising

As you prepare for your study abroad programs, it is a normal part of the process to feel overwhelmed and have a lot of questions. That is why we encourage you to utilize the Office of International Academic Initiatives as we have a team of professionals, student assistants, and study abroad alumni.

We will have a variety of ways to get in contact with the team and we can be found on Navigate for a variety of appointment types. Please review the ways to get in contact below:

Info Sessions and Advising Information

Study Abroad Info Sessions

NOTE: Until the Fall 2024 semester, info sessions will only be available by virtual appointment. To request an virtual appointment, click HERE.

We are here to help guide you on your study abroad/study away journey. As you been to explore programs, make sure to watch this short video for an overview of how study abroad works at Montclair State University! This will get you ready for one of our required information sessions. All students must attend an info session prior to meeting with an advisor. These sessions provide foundational knowledge of the study abroad application process and help guide students in their program search. Info sessions are approximately 30 minutes long. No sign-up is required; simply show up to the day/time that works best for you.

Information Sessions:

Locations and times will be posted via Engage. Information for all sessions can be found on the Office of International Academic Initiatives Engage Page . You can see the events including times and locations if you log into Engage with your Montclair Account.

  • Please register online, attend our session and get your questions answered from Study Abroad Alumni!
  • If you can’t make it to a regularly scheduled session, please email to discuss possible alternatives.

Please note the following:

  • Students must have recently attended an info session prior to beginning their application. For example, if you attend during your first year but do not apply to study abroad until your junior year, then you will need to re-attend a session.  This is to be sure that you are informed of any new policies/procedures.
  • Students who are certain they will do a faculty-led program do not need to attend an info session
  • After completing an info session, you should also explore programs of interest prior to meeting with an advisor.
Study Abroad Advising

If you have completed your info session, you are eligible to book an appointment with one of our staff:

  • Jessica Epstein, Coordinator for Semester Programs,
  • Tim White, Director of International Academic Initiatives,
    • Lead advisor for Fulbright, Gilman Scholarship, Critical Language Scholarship and Faculty-Led program applicants.
    • Some availability to advise on academic year, semester, summer, and faculty-led programs.
    • If you have completed an info session, request an advising appointment with Tim HERE.
  • Brooke Klinger, Program Associate for Inbound Exchange and Campus Engagement, 
    • Advisor for Faculty-Led Programs, Inbound Non-Degree Seeking Exchange Students, and for introduction advising to study abroad (explaining program types, overview of costs and scholarships, etc.) prior to attending an information session.
    • To book an advising appointment, request an advising appointment with Brooke HERE.
  • When you book with us using the Navigate links above, you will be sent the in-person location (Cole 319) or Zoom link. If there are any issues with your selected date/time, an advisor will reach out to you to reschedule. Thank you, and we look forward to advising you!