Study Abroad Advising

Due to the nature of GVSU's hybrid format, we have adjusted our hours to include both virtual and in-person walk-in advising. Please refers to our hours and scheduling steps for more information.

If these hours do not work for your schedule, please contact to arrange an alternative meeting. 

Online Advising Hours

Monday: 9 am - 4 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm

Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

Walk-In Advising Hours

Monday: 9 am - 4 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 12pm, 1pm - 4 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm

Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

Online Advising

We are available for online advising appointments every weekday 9 am - 4 pm. To make an online advising appointment, please follow the Step-by-Step Breakdown below:



2. Once you have booked your appointment, expect to be contacted via email by a Peer Adviser who will be facilitating your appointment.

3. On the day and time of the appointment, log into your GVSU Gmail account and await a Zoom link from This request will arrive approximately 5 minutes before your appointment time.

4. Once you have received the request from, click the Zoom link and give access to your camera and microphone (if desired). The Peer Adviser will be able to instruct you from here and will advise you virtually.



  • Have a pen and pencil handy for taking notes.
  • Prepare engaging questions and your goals for Study Abroad prior to the appointment.
  • Be in a quiet environment that allows you to hear and be heard.
  • Remain attentive throughout the session (put the phone away!)
  • Keep in mind the possible technological difficulties (such as lagging and disconnection) and be prepared to follow directions from the Peer Adviser facilitating your session.

Walk-In Advising

We are also available for Walk-In Advising during our Walk-In Hours: Weekdays 9 am - 4 pm.

For a Walk-In Appointment, simply stop by our office (130 Lake Ontario Hall) and let a Peer Adviser know that you are looking to be advised!

Office of Fellowships Advising

A representative from the Office of Fellowships, D'Shyla, is available for walk-in advising at Padnos International Center Mondays 1 pm - 4 pm. If you are interested in any nationally competitive study abroad scholarships, such as the IIE Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, please stop into our office during this time or contact for more information.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact, call (616) 331-3898, or stop by our office (130 Lake Ontario Hall)


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