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Published: Monday, 04 Mar 2019
Author: Global Youth Advancement Network
Department: Office of the Dean

Abdul Athumani Mkono farmed his first plot of land when he was 23 years old, weeding, fertilizing, and watering it with care. Months later, he was pleasantly surprised by the magnitude of his harvest. Today, Mkono is the CEO of Makaru Agro Limited in Tanzania — an agribusiness company dedicated to sustainable, profitable and unique agricultural products.

Published: Monday, 04 Mar 2019
Author: Athalia Snyder
Department: Office of the Dean

With seven scholars receiving Fulbright awards for this academic year, MSU has the most Fulbright scholars at any Michigan university.


VIPP Spring 2019 Academic Forum took place on February 26th.

Published: Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

Participants had the opportunity to learn from our diverse scholars about a variety of fields, ranging from economics and business to mathematics and science. It was a day for intellectual conversation and exchange of new ideas.


29th Annual International Awards

Published: Thursday, 28 Feb 2019
Author: Tammy Pitts
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University International Studies and Programs has named the recipients of this year's international awards, which celebrate contributions by MSU faculty, students and community members in international research, teaching, innovation and engagement.


Do you know that VIPP’s 10 staff members represent 5 countries – the U.S., China, South Korea, Germany and Netherlands? We are so proud of our diversity!

Published: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

On Wednesday, February 20th, VIPP staff enjoyed a productive work retreat as the team gathered at the East Lansing Residence Inn for a secluded strategy-planning session. VIPP has immensley grown thanks to the highly committed, high performing staff.



Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

The seminar was my first time being out of the country for two weeks, and it was a little scary to be away from my family, but the friends I made on this program became another family. It was incredible to be able to come to Michigan State and already have friends that you shared a life changing journey with; not many other people have that opportunity.



Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

This program has allowed me to obtain a European focus, which will guide me towards possible career goals within the various embassies throughout Europe, the UNHCR, NATO, or one of the many factions within the EU.



Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

As a human resource professional, I was able to see Human Resource Practices in a country other than my own.



Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

As a hopeful future educator in both history and German, I genuinely feel that my year abroad will go a long way towards making me a better teacher. The practical and cultural lessons I have learned will be a tremendous asset when I have a classroom of my own.



Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2019
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

One important life lesson that I have brought back with me is that people are the same no matter where you come from and a language barrier does not have to limit you. I have met so many interesting people on my program that were eager to learn from me and vice versa. Communicating with people of different backgrounds and cultures from our own is what we need to advance mankind.