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Questions? Complete our convenient online inquiry form -- click hereOffice of Office of International Studies aims to support the International community on MSUB campus with effective and efficient services.  Please feel free to contact us for more information and any questions to be answered.

Phone: 406-657-1705
FAX: 406-896-5907
Address: 1500 University Dr., McDonald Hall Room 150, Billings, MT 59101 USA



Dr. Paul Foster

Dr. Paul M. Foster
Executive Director
Phone: 406-247-5785

 "Montana and the Rocky Mountain region have long been an important area of international communication -- from the many important Native American peoples, to the hard working people from Europe, Asia, Latin America who have farmed and ranched on our land, mined our minerals and built our highways, railroads and factories, Montana has a proud international history. Now, in the 21st century we are at the cusp of a great global communication revolution which will usher in an even deeper international presence in Montana based on the knowledge economy.  MSU Billings will be at the center of this process."

Elizabeth Shaub

Elizabeth Shaub
ESL Instructor and Coordinator

After completing a BA in International Studies from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Elizabeth spent a year volunteer teaching in Quito, Ecuador. After this experience she decided to make teaching English a career and attended Inter American University of Puerto Rico where she received an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has lived and taught English in Guatemala, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and South Korea. Her favorite parts of teaching are meeting students from around the world, gaining new perspectives about life and culture, and seeing the positive changes international education can have.


Makiko Yamashita-Hunt
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 406-657-1705

“I have spent 5 and half years in the U.S. and a short time in Costa Rica as an international student. It was a true, life-changing experience and the most rewarding thing I’ve done; it strengthened me, expanded my worldview, and let me learn about myself. Studying abroad where no one speaks your native tongue is very challenging. Sometimes, you might find yourself not enjoying it at all. However, it will become a very valuable experience in the end, and you will never forget about those years later in your life.”


Abby Cook
Immigration Specialist
Phone: 406-657-1761

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