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Our Team

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The American Semester Program & Exchanges (ASP&E) program is housed within the Office for Education Abroad and focuses on inbound direct enrollment and exchange programming for international partner institutions and students. 

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

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Haley Thompson.jpgHaley Thompson

Haley is the Senior Coordinator for the American Semester Program & Exchanges unit within the Office for Education Abroad. She works with MSU exchange partners around the globe and manages all aspects of ASP&E program for inbound visiting international students. She also assists outgoing students secure placement at many of our exchange partner institutions. 

Schedule Meeting

Phone: 517-884-3509
Email: thom2030(at)
427 N. Shaw Lane, Suite 12, room 12J
East Lansing, MI 48824

Mohammed Said 2023.jpgMohamed Said

Said is a Program Coordinator within the American Semester Program & Exchanges unit. His role is to serve as the first point of contact for incoming visiting international students for the ASP&E program. Said also manages a portfolio of outbound exchange programs. 

Schedule Meeting 

Phone: (517) 884-8920
Email: saidmoh3(at)
427 N. Shaw Lane, Suite 12, room 12G
East Lansing, MI 48824

Jonus Cottrell.jpgJonus Cottrell

Jonus is a Program Coordinator for the American Semester Program & Exchanges unit within the Office for Education Abroad. Jonus is the primary contact for all Short Course Program topics. 

Phone: 517-884-8677Email: cottre54(at)msu.edu427 N. Shaw Lane, Suite 12, room 12JEast Lansing, MI 48824

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Heshani Guneratne.jpgHeshani Guneratne

Email: guneratn(at)
Major: Criminal Justice
Minors: Law, Justice and Public Policy, Women and Gender Studies
Activities: Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, MSU Center for Survivors (Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention) and American Criminal Justice Association

David Kuehn standing in an urban intersectionDavid Kuehn

Email: kuehnda1(at)
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Spanish
Activities: Activities: IM Soccer, Spanish conversational exchange, Izzone, travel, running/fitness

Sadwal Patel standing on MSU campus in winterSadwal Patel

Email: patelsad(at)
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Business
Activities: MSU ISA Club, Powerlifting/ Working Out, Combat Sports (MMA , Boxing), Running, Amateur Moto Racing, and Reading books!

Lalitha Hasa Perakam.jpgLalitha Hasa Perakam

Email: perakaml(at)
Major: Computer Science
Minors: Business & Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Activities: Honors College International Scholars Advisory Board, Women of Color in STEM, Women in Engineering, Business Office Assistant, reading and exploring places.

Nolan Rachocki drinking a iced coffee in GermanyNolan Rachocki

Email: rachocki(at)msu.eduMajors: International Relations and GermanMinors: European Studies and LinguisticsActivities: Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity, German Club, Traveling, and Education Abroad Peer Adviser

Andrew standing in front of a sign in HungaryAndrew Schulman

Email: schulm19(at)
Major: Social Relations & Policy
Minor: Jewish Studies
Activities: Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Chabad Student Center, filmmaking, camping, squirrel watching, telling scary stories in the dark