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Published: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017
Author: Xiaoyu Yin
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

OISS closed on Monday Sep. 4.


U.S. diplomatic mission to Russia suspends visa processing.

Published: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017
Author: Elizabeth Matthews
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

U.S. diplomatic mission to Russia suspended visa processing on August 23, 2017.


Mastercard Foundation alumnus Edward Opoku ('17) stands with University of North Texas sign. where he will be studying for a MS in Business Analytics.

Published: Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

In 2017, the program saw a record number of Mastercard Foundation Scholars graduating as 12 graduate and 10 undergraduate students finished their studies at Michigan State University. Notably, the class of 2017 saw the highest number of Scholars accepted into graduate school programs to pursue further education.


Welcome new Spartans!

Published: Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017
Author: Taylor Ann Mackey
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

As you pack your bags, check your flight time, and prepare to call East Lansing home for the next four years, make sure you have completed all of your pre-departure assignments. Follow this list to ensure you have a smooth arrival!


Scholar alumnus Arthur Muneza poses in front of Tanzanian sign.

Published: Thursday, 10 Aug 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

In August 2017, Arthur Muneza—a MSU Mastercard Foundation Scholar alumnus—received an Early Career Grant from the National Geographic Society. Muneza's Early Career Grant will fund his research on the factors that affect giraffe survival in southern Kenya.

Published: Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Dr. Len Fleck, faculty director for the Medical Ethics and Health Policy in London program, wrote an interesting piece for the Center for Ethics Bioethics Blog that highlights the amazing connection between his program content and the Charlie Gard case while in the UK this summer. The situation directly related to the ethics, genetics, and policy issues addressed in the program. Students were very engaged knowing this was happening just a few blocks away from them.


VIPP provided a professional development workshop for 14 college advisors and counsellors from four universities in China

Published: Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP provided a professional development workshop for 14 college advisors and counsellors from four universities in China. For the seventeen-day long program from June 25 to July 12, participants learned about student affairs practices in U.S. higher education system as well as MSU's comprehensive services for students including housing, college admission, academic support, counseling and career service.


A group of Scholars together at the 2017 Baobob Scholar Summit in Johannesburg.

Published: Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

In June 2017, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program held a Scholar summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. More than 200 Scholars from tertiary partner institutions attended.



Published: Saturday, 22 Jul 2017
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

Africa's global political and economic impact, and young Africans' share of the labor force, are both going to increase in the next 20 years. But, more than half of Africa's unemployed and underemployed population are youth. Research by Michigan State University, in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, examines the potential for African agrifood systems to provide employment opportunities for Africa's youth, focusing on Tanzania, Rwanda and Nigeria.

Published: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

Three African youth have been selected as the winners of an essay contest co-hosted by MSU's Alliance for African Partnership and Youth Empowerment Programs. The essay contest, titled "Working Together to Create the Africa We Want," invited African citizens between the ages of 15-24, to describe their desired future for Africa and the role of youth in that future.