Title VI Programs at MSU

Known nationally for breadth and depth in international programming, Michigan State University operates five Title VI-funded centers.

MSU Title VI Centers

  • Africa Studies Center: Founded in 1960, the MSU African Studies Center (ASC) is one of nine Title VI National Resource Centers on Africa designated by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center's strength is based upon the 160 MSU faculty, who provide broad research, teaching, and service on the continent.
  • Asia Studies Center: Founded in 1962, The MSU Asian Studies Center is distinguished by its comprehensive attention to East, Central, South, and Southeast Asia in the design of its curriculum, focus of faculty research, and scope of outreach activities.
  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development with Women and International Development: Recognized as comprehensive National Resource Center for Foreign Language and International Studies, CASID (established in 1981) and WID(established in 1978) support programs and research focused on a variety of international development topics, including development assistance policy, food and hunger, environment, health, poverty and gender.
  • Center for International Business Education and Research: Designated in 1990 as a National Resource Center in international business by the U.S. Department of Education, MSU-CIBER provides education, research, and assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on issues of importance to international trade and global competitiveness.
  • Center for Language Education And Research: Established in 1996 as a Language Resource Center (LRC) through a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, CLEAR promotes and supports the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States through its various projects and outreach activities.

Title VI Funding Facts

  • Types of fundingOpens in new window: There are 14 different international education programs funded through the U.S. Department of Education. International centers at Michigan State University are currently funded through Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The following programs receive Title VI funding: language area centers, or National Resource Centers (NRCs), Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), Centers for International Business Education (CIBEs), and Language Resource Centers (LRCs).

  • Title VI 50th anniversary:Opens in new window Michigan State University with support from the US Department of Education will host the 50th anniversary conference for Title VI funding on March 19-21 in Washington DC. This conference is intended as a resource for anyone involved with international outreach, education and language study, especially those professionals under the umbrella of the US Department of Education's International Education Programs Service (IEPS).


MSU Facts Page

Visit our Facts page to learn about international studies event promotions and various other general and detail information about ISP.


Media Page

Visit our Media page to watch interviews with MSU's FLAS fellows and K-16 teachers, who are using resources made available through MSU Title VI centers.