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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Photo of Tajir Abduwahid, Peer AdvisorPanhia Lee, Education Abroad Coordinator

Panhia is a senior studying Anthropology and Psychology.  In the Fall of 2014, through MSU's Exchange Programs, she studied abroad at the University of Seoul in South Korea for a semester and absolutely fell in love with traveling.  In her free time, she enjoys nature through camping, hiking, ripstiking, and rollerblading.  She has a sweet tooth and loves cake, ice cream and chocolates!

Photo of Tajir Abduwahid, Peer AdvisorTajir Abduwahid, Peer Advisor

Tajir is an undergraduate student majoring in International Relations and Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on International Community Service.  He is originally from Kenya in East Africa and had a chance to travel around neighboring countries in Africa.  He is currently a peer advisor in the International Programs Office and hopes to pursue a career in international relations or work overseas in the future, either in Africa or South East Asia.  Tajir is happy to be part of the study abroad peer advisor team to help students with their plans to explore and experience life outside the United States.

Picture of Andrea Vasquez, Peer AdvisorAndrea Vasquez, Peer Advisor

Andrea is an undergraduate student majoring in International Relations.  She hopes to study abroad in Latin America during the Fall 2016 semester.  Traveling and helping others is a passion of hers, and she hopes to include those things in her future career.  Andrea is working as a Peer Advisor with the study abroad office here at MSU and is very excited to be helping students with their study abroad plans.


Office Hours

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
(Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm)


Appointments can be made with any of the above staff by calling the International Center reception desk at 507-389-1281 or 507-389-6669, stopping by CSU 250, or sending an email to

Contact Information

The Elizabeth and Wynn Kearney International Center
250 Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Ph: 507-389-1281 or 507-389-6669