International Studies and Programs Latest News 2017-03-23T02:08:04-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University <![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. All proposals are led by teams that include both MSU faculty and partners from African organizations, a

2017-03-20T11:45:12-04:00 2017-03-20T12:00:04-04:00 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
<![CDATA[Youth employment in agrifood systems featured in ECDPM]]>

Authors from Michigan State University have been featured in the latest issue of GREAT Insights published by ECDPM with an article that focuses on youth employment opportunities in African agrifood systems.

2017-02-23T16:54:57-05:00 2017-02-24T16:29:58-05:00 Danielle Fowler
<![CDATA[New report assesses USAID's science and technology development assistance programs]]>

The National Academy of Science has just released a report that assesses the current and future role for science, technology, and innovation in assistance programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

2017-02-24T16:19:30-05:00 2017-02-24T16:19:30-05:00 Danielle Fowler
<![CDATA[Artemis Spyrou: The International Search for Cosmic Knowledge]]>

Artemis Spyrou studies the cosmos. Comparing atoms and planets, stars and galaxies can tell us a lot about the universe we live in. An associate professor and the associate director for Education in Nuclear Physics, Artemis was Born in Limassol, Cyprus. She first fell in love with nuclear physics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2007 she has been heavily involved at MSU's own National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL).

2017-02-17T16:16:11-05:00 2017-02-17T16:16:11-05:00 Danielle Fowler
<![CDATA[MasterCard Foundation Scholars Win Essay Contest - Featured in MSU Alumni Magazine]]>

Two of Michigan State University's MasterCard Foundation Scholars won The Office for International Students and Scholars' (OISS) annual International Essay Contest. The essay contest began in 2004 with the goal of building "greater cross-cultural understanding and [learning] from the experiences of international students" whose time living outside of their own culture has led to powerful insights and inspiring stories.

2017-02-23T11:36:08-05:00 2017-02-23T11:36:08-05:00 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
<![CDATA[International Spartan Spotlight: Ariana Angarita Medrano]]>

Ariana Angarita Medrano was born in Bolivar, Venezuela. Her introduction to the science of genetics happened at a very young age when her aunt, bioanalyst Clemencia Medrano, showed her the work she performed at the laboratory. Her passion and curiosity for the field led her to study genomics and molecular genetics at Michigan State University.

2017-12-02T16:45:05-05:00 2017-02-13T09:19:20-05:00 Danielle Fowler
<![CDATA[MSU students study abroad in Dubai, UAE]]>

For students fortunate enough to take part in a study abroad program, life may never be quite the same again! Studying abroad, even for a short period of two weeks, provides students with the unique experience of connecting with new people, languages and cultures while developing their own personal and professional skills.

2017-10-02T16:30:22-04:00 2017-02-15T17:08:42-05:00 Danielle Fowler
<![CDATA[Why the US has a lot to gain from investing in Africa's agri-food systems]]> The US's incoming administration has an historic opportunity to extend America's global leadership by promoting the economic transformations underway in Africa. An effective US strategy would be based on the fact that Africa's development still greatly depends on the performance of its agri-food systems.

2017-02-15T16:42:05-05:00 2017-02-15T16:47:01-05:00 Rachel Warner