International Studies & Programs


VIPP - Home for Today's Professionals, Tomorrow's Leaders 

Are you looking for an opportunity to study in the US but do not have time or financial resources to pursue a full degree program? The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is your solution. VIPP is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development training for international audiences. We offer non-degree certificate programs and short-term workshops for international professionals in any field. We connect you to the expertise of world-class faculty and resources at MSU and you will benefit from the distinct American Higher Education System without enrolling in a full degree program. 

  • Competent Professionalism – To broaden your professional knowledge base by being exposed to methodology and technology. 
  • Effective Communication– To improve your ability to use English for effective communication in a global working environment.
  • Strong Leadership – To develop and practice leadership skills in the context of higher education.
  • Multicultural & Global Awareness – To enhance your understanding of global cultural diversity and its professional and personal relevance. 

By doing so, VIPP fulfills the mission of Michigan State University and International Studies and Programs (ISP) in expanding international outreach through academic, research and strategic alliances. 

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Visiting International Professional Program staff and faculty

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