The Office of International Programs is located in the Multicultural Center (1st floor of the Student Center).
Office hours are 8:00 - 4:30, Monday through Friday.
International Recruitment and Admissions are managed by the Office of Enrollment Services
Meet the Staff
Nigel Atwood, Student Assistant
Nigel is from Lethbridge, Alberta (Canada). He's majoring in Physical Education and Corporate Fitness, and has played football for Minot State University for the past 3 years. Nigel is assists new and returning international and Canadian students with general questions and paperwork. He also organizes cultural events, such as Canadian Thanksgiving and an annual Curling Bonspiel.
Nigel can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at
+1-701-858-3978 or 1-800-777-0750 (ext. 3978)
Virginie Vournas, International Student Coordinator
Virginie manages immigration-related matters relative to international students and exchange visitors, and is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with federal immigration law. She also acts as the advisor for international and Canadian students and exchange visitors on various issues impacting them, and in educating university faculty and staff on federal visa and immigration policies.
Contact Virginie to set an appointment.
Sierra Schmaus, Student Assistant
A native of Missoula, Montana, Sierra is a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice. She spent a year studying in Argentina during high school and assists with promotion and operation of Study Abroad programs at MSU.
Sierra can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
+1-701-858-4645 or 1-800-777-0750 (ext. 4645)
Libby Claerbout, Director
In addition to managing MSU's study abroad programs, Libby is also responsible for the development of systems and processes to support Minot State University’s International Programs, in general. Libby develops and implements policies and procedures for: international students, study abroad, faculty led study abroad programs, and faculty and scholar exchanges. She also works to foster campus involvement in international programs and create on-campus culture of global awareness.
Libby can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at
+1-701-858-4155 or 1-800-777-0750 (ext. 4155)