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Published: Friday, 15 Jul 2016
Author: Maureen Handrahan
Department: Office of International Health and Safety

The Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) and the Office of Study Abroad are closely monitoring the results of the July 14 attacks in Nice, France. Our hearts go out to the French people as we stand in solidarity with them through this tragedy. MSU does not have any study abroad programs in Nice and does not have any registered travel in Nice. All travelers are encouraged to please follow the travel safety precautions outlined in the statement below.



Published: Friday, 15 Jul 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office of Study Abroad

Michigan State University has one of the largest study abroad programs in the country, and recent events have had many on heightened alert.


Apply for the CVIP Lillian Kumata Scholarship

Published: Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016
Author: Meg Elizabeth Dedyne
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

Attention married students! The deadline for accepting applications for the CVIP Lillian Kumata Scholarship is July 29, with interviews the following week. If selected this scholarship can pay up to $2500 tuition at MSU.



Published: Monday, 11 Jul 2016
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

In many countries in Africa, wire snares are used to trap animals for food, but they're also set by poachers to capture animals like lions, elephants, giraffes and other wildlife. Often these snares end up killing or maiming these creatures, posing a serious challenge to conservation efforts.

But simply removing snares from the landscape doesn't address the needs of people who hunt for their livelihood.



Published: Friday, 08 Jul 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office of Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Journal will allow students to write down their aims, insights, provide some literary support for the experience, prompt an action plan for when students return home and provide a life-long reminder about their life-changing experience.



Published: Thursday, 07 Jul 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office of Study Abroad

Two United States university students, who have just spent a month at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, say the experience has been "world-class" and would encourage other students to do the same. Kyanna Cadwallader, who is studying environmental and political sciences at Goucher University, Maryland, and animal science major Haley Mae Danks, from Michigan State University's Lyman Briggs College, have just completed internships at the Napier City Council-owned facility.



Published: Wednesday, 06 Jul 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office of Study Abroad

A March 2016 report by the Forum on Education Abroad, a nonprofit that develops standards for the study abroad industry, says that college students are less likely to die abroad. An analysis of insurance data from 2014 showed that the mortality rate for students on study abroad was 13.5 per 100,000 students; for those on U.S. campuses, it was 29.4. That means students are 2.18 times more likely to die on an American college campus than while studying abroad.


MSU and OISS closed on July 4, 2016.

Published: Thursday, 30 Jun 2016
Author: Meg Elizabeth Dedyne
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

MSU and OISS will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day.


Cochran Fellowship funding secured by Dr. Kiwon Kang and Dr. Won Song.

Published: Thursday, 30 Jun 2016
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

In a VIPP first, VIPP Academic Advisor / Coordinator Kiwon Kang and VIPP Advisory Committee member, Dr. Won Song, have secured federal funding for a new collaboration.

Published: Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016
Author: Maureen Handrahan
Department: Office of International Health and Safety

The Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) and the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) are closely monitoring the results of the terrorist attacks at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on June 28, 2016. We offer our sincere condolences to the people of Turkey at this challenging moment. MSU has confirmed the safety and well-being of all registered travelers in Turkey. At this time, there are no current Study Abroad programs in Turkey.