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Our Team


American Semester Program & Exchanges is housed within the Office for Education Abroad, focusing on inbound direct enrollment and exchange programming for international partner institutions and students. Our team is split between Exchange Programs, Short Term, Special Programs and the American Semester Program.

For students interested in working within our office, feel free to learn about our volunteer and work opportunities!

Lewis-WEB.pngLewis Cardenas

Lewis is the Assistant Director of International Partnerships and Special Programs, focusing on strategic partnerships, recruitment and marketing with international partners and institutions.

Phone: 517-884-7920 
Email: carden12(at)
427 N. Shaw Lane Room 12 Office H
East Lansing, MI 48824

Kellie-WEB.pngKellie Clock

Kellie is the Short Course and Special Programs Coordinator. She manages all American Semester Program Short Courses and works with departments at MSU to develop customized Short Courses to fit their needs.

Contact Kellie if you have questions about American Semester Program Short Courses or how the American Semester Program can support your department.

Email: clockkel(at)
Phone: +1-517-432-8785
427 N. Shaw Lane Room 12 Office J
East Lansing, MI 48824

Nick-WEB.pngNick Schrader

Nick is the American Semester Program Coordinator. Nick manages all direct enrollment activities, including admission assistance, marketing and recruitment, internships and socio-cultural programming.

Contact Nick if you have any questions about studying abroad at MSU through the American Semester Program.

Email: schrad53(at)
Phone: +1-517-432-4258
427 N. Shaw Lane Room 12 Office F
East Lansing, MI 48824

Doreen-WEB.pngDoreen Sheridan

Doreen is the Program Coordinator who works with MSU's exchange partner universities and prospective exchange students who have questions about the application process, the semester at MSU or the exchange program in general.

Contact Doreen for any questions related to exchanges at MSU.

E-mail: sherid80(at)
Phone: +1-517-884-3509
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 12 Office J
East Lansing, MI 48824

Short Course Stewards (Summer 2018)

Authrene.pngAuthrene Ashton

Lead Steward

Bio: Graduate student in the Student Affairs Administration Master's Program. Has traveled to Mexico and Costa Rica and is fluent in Spanish.


Malahni.pngMalahni Ngalle


Bio: International relations major. Homeschooled in Abu Dhabi, UAE and has traveled to Cameroon, France Luxembourg, Belgium, Oman, England and Germany.

randy.pngRandy Perkins


Bio: International Relations and Criminal Justice major. Has traveled to France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Vatican City, Luxembourg, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.


Alexa.pngAlexa Stechschulte


Bio: Comparative Cultures & Politics major. Has studied abroad in South Africa, Portugal and Sri Lanka. Has traveled to Mexico, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the UAE.

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