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Published: Thursday, 15 Nov 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

IEW embodies the celebration of education at the international level, all while marking the importance of exchange programs and cultural diversity in colleges and universities.


MSU’s VIPP Helps South Korea’s Nationwide Trauma Care Reform

Published: Tuesday, 06 Nov 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

MSU's Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) organized a professional development workshop in Michigan and Maryland for 20 trauma doctors and public officials from South Korea. The delegation visited three Level 1 trauma centers across America, including Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, University of Michigan Medical Center, and University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, to benchmark the U.S. trauma care system.


Host Mrs. Stacey Bieler welcomes VIPP participants into her home.

Published: Friday, 26 Oct 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP partnered with Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP) to host American home visits in East Lansing. Our participants had the opportunity to understand American home life and immerse themselves into American culture. VIPP is grateful for our hosts welcoming the participants into their home.


Members of the Sustainable Community Development in Tanzania Study Abroad Group in Naitolia, Tanzania.

Published: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

For dry villages in Tanzania, access to clean water is fraught with challenges. Tula Ngasala, a Tanzanian doctoral student studying civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University, is working to change that.


Collaborative Workshop facilitation team enjoying the activities. Photo credit Stephanie White.

Published: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

Over the summer, Global Center for Food Systems Innovation spearheaded a community workshop in Malawi that focused on improving the urban food system of the nation's capital, Lilongwe. The workshop brought together vendors, farmers, city officials, and faculty and students to discuss the small scale food sector.


VIPP was featured on WLNS-TV

Published: Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

On October 16th, VIPP was featured on WLNS-TV for providing a trauma care training workshop for 20 government officials and trauma doctors from South Korea. VIPP is excited to gain recognition about the high-impact workshop that will enhance South Korea's trauma care system.



Published: Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Amol Pavangadkar, a faculty member from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences who directs the Beyond Bollywood summer program received a prestigious film award in India.



Published: Thursday, 18 Oct 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

In a country smaller than the size of Michigan lies the tallest mountains on earth, to the rolling hills of red and green with steep cliffs around every turn and sunrises better than you've ever seen in your life, to the flat Terai regions in the south which makes you wonder if you haven't suddenly transported to another part of the globe. All this contains animals ranging from snow leopards to rhinos and elephants.



Published: Thursday, 18 Oct 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

I had the opportunity to become friends with some German college students, and we compared how we grew up. It was somewhat similar, except the German students had more freedom as children. It was very cool to speak to someone your age that has grown up in a very different place than you.



Published: Thursday, 18 Oct 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

We ate dinner one night at a pub tucked into an alley off Fleet Street, rebuilt after the Great Fire of London. The stone steps are so worn, they've hollowed out and cozy tables are tucked into every alcove. It's not hard to picture some of the pub's famous regulars, like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, enjoying a pint and some fish and chips there.