International Studies and Programs Latest News 2017-04-23T03:57:01-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University <![CDATA[MSU and The MasterCard Foundation partner to increase youth employment in Africa]]> A five-year, $13 million collaboration between Michigan State University and The MasterCard Foundation will help 15,000 young people access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Tanzania and Nigeria.

2017-10-04T12:26:24-04:00 2017-10-04T12:28:41-04:00 Rachel Warner
<![CDATA[Freshman Scholar Presents Research at Harvard Medical School]]>

Freshman MasterCard Scholar, William Yakah, was invited to present at the New England Science Symposium held at Harvard Medical School in Boston on March 25, 2017.

2017-04-17T10:26:41-04:00 2017-04-17T10:34:40-04:00 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
<![CDATA[Scholar Stories: Docuseries Unveiled]]>

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU) is proud to present a new video series, titled Scholar Stories. This project will follow five Scholars throughout their journey at MSU. In the first installation of our videos, you can hear the following Scholars talk about how they came to MSU, their experiences as a Spartan, and their visions for the future.

2017-05-04T13:43:29-04:00 2017-05-04T13:49:09-04:00 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
<![CDATA[MSU honors Spartans' international contributions in annual award ceremony]]>

On March 29, International Studies and Programs celebrated staff, students and community members for their efforts to foster international understanding at the 2017 International Awards Ceremony.

2017-11-04T09:48:37-04:00 2017-11-04T09:57:23-04:00 Danielle Fowler
<![CDATA[Office of Study Abroad gets a new name]]> Effective April 1, 2017, Michigan State University's Office of Study Abroad will change its name to the Office for Education Abroad, to better reflect the diversity of program options available to MSU students.

2017-03-31T16:09:17-04:00 2017-03-31T16:09:17-04:00 Rachel Warner
<![CDATA[Graduate Scholars Tour New York City]]>

During the spring break, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program took a trip to New York City with second year graduate students. Scholars gained exposure to the city and culture and received practical leadership training. They visited various historical sites and popular political and cultural landmarks like the American Museum of Natural History, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and the Acting to Succeed Academy.

2017-03-29T11:30:25-04:00 2017-03-29T13:06:31-04:00 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
<![CDATA[Spartans on Capitol Hill]]>

First year graduate scholars travel to Washington DC to meet with high-level organizations such as the World Bank, Africare, and USAID during spring break.

2017-03-29T12:18:26-04:00 2017-03-29T12:59:53-04:00 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
<![CDATA[Juan Flores: the importance of diversity at MSU]]>

A global campus offers more than just language learning and study abroad opportunities. Diversity and inclusion are essential to create a space where students can learn from each other and thrive. Juan Flores is a Coordinator in the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) at Michigan State University. He helps coordinate various programs that promote diversity, inclusion and student success at MSU.

2017-03-21T08:04:59-04:00 2017-03-21T08:06:39-04:00 Danielle Fowler
<![CDATA[Alliance for African Partnership Announces Winners of Grant Competition]]> Eleven proposals have been chosen as the recipients of the Alliance for African Partnership's first-ever grant competition. The proposals were selected from more than 60 responses to the AAP's inaugural call for proposals.

The grants were awarded to proposals that exemplified the AAP mission of effecting positive change in Africa through meaningful, equitable partnerships.

2017-03-20T11:45:12-04:00 2017-06-04T11:30:55-04:00 Rachel Warner
<![CDATA[From MSU to Africa: protecting the world's wildlife]]>

Spartans know that working together is the best way to tackle the world's challenges. Arthur Muneza, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, collaborates with giraffe conservation initiatives across Africa to do just that.

2017-03-03T17:05:19-05:00 2017-03-03T17:05:19-05:00 Danielle Fowler