The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) actively promotes international and intercultural understanding by providing students with opportunities to broaden their global perspectives. OSA strives to enrich the academic and cultural experiences of students through global engagement by expanding the number and range of education abroad activities at MSU. OSA facilitates global experiences by partnering with faculty to develop academically-sound, strategic, and sustainable faculty-led study abroad programs that encourage cultural awareness. OSA markets all education abroad programs to students and supports them throughout the advising, pre-departure, in-country, and returnee phases. OSA also oversees the risk management of international group student travel.