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Published: Friday, 17 Nov 2017
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

This year's Global Focus international photo competition highlights original photographs taken by Spartans who have traveled the world. Now in its 19th year, the international photo contest recognizes MSU faculty, staff, students and alumni who have captured exceptional images while abroad for work, study, or personal travel.


VIPP visited MSU ROTC with participant LTC Jaehan Lee. Lee is at MSU studying organizational leadership.

Published: Thursday, 16 Nov 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP at MSU visited MSU Spartan Battalion, Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps). VIPP's Assistant Director Dr. Mina Shin arranged a visit for VIPP participant Jaehan Lee, who is a Korean Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) as well as a professor at Korea National Defense University. He was selected by his university to come to MSU to study organizational leadership.


Scholars during their community service work on Spartan Day of Service.

Published: Monday, 13 Nov 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

For the Mastercard Foundation Scholars at MSU, Lansing is their home away from home. The Scholars have a passion for giving back to their communities in Africa, and continue those practices within the Greater Lansing community.


Join us for the 2017 Learning Abroad Conference.

Published: Thursday, 09 Nov 2017
Author: Taylor Ann Mackey
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

Co-Sponsored by Office for Education Abroad, the Office for International Students and Scholars, and the Academic Advancement Network, the Learning Abroad Conference (LAC) features presentations from students returned from international learning experiences and international students currently studying abroad here in East Lansing. Presentations include a variety of formats from poetry to journal entries to music compositions to video, and more.


Mastercard Scholar Nana Abena Anti ('18).

Published: Monday, 06 Nov 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Undergraduate Scholar Nana Abena Anti ('18) was selected to speak at this year's Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Arizona from November 1-4.


VIPP welcomed 24 participants from TVTC in Saudi Arabia to a Quality Management workshop for the second time since 2013.

Published: Monday, 06 Nov 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) proudly hosted its second workshop for TVTC (Technical Vocational Training Corporation) participants from Saudi Arabia. We welcomed 24 general directors, with five participants returning from the 2013 workshop.


Attend the free Thanksgiving Day Unity Dinner!

Published: Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Author: Taylor Ann Mackey
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

Students, scholars and their families are invited to attend the Thanksgiving Day Unity Dinner. Previously known as Homies Giving, this event will feature games, prizes, a DJ, food and fun for all ages. A full Thanksgiving dinner will be provided by area restaurants and there is NO COST to attend.


Join the Intercultural Dialogue this spring semester.

Published: Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
Author: Taylor Ann Mackey
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

Intercultural Dialogues at MSU is a new opportunity for students (graduate and undergraduate) that works to create community by building powerful relationships across differences. The first in the series of dialogues is on race and is open to all MSU students and will meet 8 times next spring. Applications for students who are interested in participating are now open, and space is limited.


VIPP hosted welcome 14 senior officials from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education and 19 educators from the Hainan Department of Education in China for a gala at the Broad Art Museum.

Published: Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP was honored to host two international groups that are normally over 4,000 miles apart. VIPP organized an evening gala at the MSU Broad Art Museum to welcome senior officials from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education and educators from the Hainan Department of Education in China. They were all connected for their passion for education and desire to bring in reforms to the K-12 educational system in their country.


Venezuela protests. AP photo courtesy of the Washington Office on Latin America

Published: Monday, 23 Oct 2017
Author: Joy M Whitten
Department: Latin American Studies Center

CLACS's guest Geoff Ramsey from the Washington Office on Latin America discussed the food shortages in Venezuela.