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MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars program at MSU provides talented yet financially disadvantage young people from Sub-Saharan Africa, with access to quality and relevant education. The Program aims to educate young people and enable them to go back to contribute to the economic growth and social development of their countries of origin.

Borlaug Fellowship Program (

Michigan State University (MSU) is home to the Feed the Future Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program, that honors the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug. This USAID funded program aims to increase the number of agricultural scientists and strengthen scientific institutions in developing countries. The program will support long-term training of agricultural researchers at the master's and doctoral levels and will link scientific and higher education communities in Feed the Future countries and the United States.

Visiting International Professional Program (

The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP)'s mission is to connect professional education to the expertise of Michigan State University, a world leader in global research and leadership training. Through its non-degree, mid-career professionals' programming VIPP creates practical links between the world-class faculty at MSU and global industries, businesses, governments, and societies.

American Semester Program (

The American Semester is for students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an institution outside of the United States of America.

The program gives students the opportunity to study in America and transfer the credits back to their home degree. Participants will not be eligible for a degree from MSU. The American Semester provides an international education experience through which students can take courses in a large American university as a complement to their undergraduate degree studies, while building friendships and enjoying a unique cultural environment.

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