International Studies & Programs

Make a Gift

The Visiting International Professional Program at Michigan State University is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to professional education, leadership training, cultural enhancement and global awareness.


As a self-financed unit, almost all of VIPP's funding comes from program fees and endowments. We do not receive MSU or government funding. Any gifts and endowments, small or big, will help VIPP to run more quality programs, organize more relevant activities, and even offer scholarships to professionals who may otherwise not have the funds to take part in the program. Every bit of support given to VIPP goes directly to helping international professionals realize their goals, and become future leaders in their professions and communities.

To fulfill its mission, VIPP:

  • engages with high caliber speakers to deliver stimulating lectures;
  • arranges various professional visits that expose our participants to the state-of-the-art practices in their field of study;
  • supports participants in attending professional conferences in the US; and
  • organizes networking events to create research and business opportunities.

Please read our blog post about how university endowments work and how VIPP has supported our visiting scholars through our endowments. 

How to Give

You may give a one-time gift of any amount to VIPP or set up a monthly contribution. Both contributions are valuable to VIPP, and as a donor, you may tell us how you would like your donation to be used, for example:

  • a scholarship to support professionals from a certain geographic region or academic field to study or research at VIPP;
  • an endowment to fund high profile speakers to lecture to VIPP participants;
  • a travel grant for professionals to attend academic or professional conferences or conduct field work.

Please become a donor to VIPP today. Pick up the phone to call us at +1 517 884 2170 or email Dr. Xinyu Wu at xinyuwu(at)msu.edu to discuss your giving preferences.

You can also make a gift to MSU directly. 

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