International Studies & Programs

Global Summer School

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Spend an Unforgettable Summer in the USA with VIPP!

Calling all international students! VIPP invites you to the 2017 International Summer School Program at Michigan State University. VIPP has trained over 4,000 international professionals for the past twenty years. We understand what college students and young professionals need for successful career building. Come to VIPP and start planning your future!

Global Enterprise Design

 

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Global Enterprise Design

Students will be given data-driven projects that address real issues in the company and work as a team to find potential solutions. We are pleased to present our industry partner, HELLA, which makes this summer school possible. HELLA is a global corporation that develops and manufactures lighting technology and electronics products for the automotive industry. Like many global organizations that employ a diverse workforce in multiple locations across the world, HELLA is facing challenges in managing effective communications and implementing efficient organizational structure. This summer school will give an opportunity for students to truly engage in meaningful work that may have an everlasting impact on an established business' development and growth.

This program awards students the MSU Certificate of Global Young Professional Program (GYPP) on Global Enterprise Design by the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP). For more information the program flyer can be found here

Dates

July 9, 2017 - August 5, 2017 (4 weeks) 

Fees

Tuition: $5,000

*Fee includes tuition, on-campus housing, MSU breakfast and lunch, and local transportation.
*Fee does not include international and domestic airfare, health insurance, or any other living costs. 

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Transportation Engineering

 

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Transportation Engineering

This is a three-week long intensive summer school program on multidisciplinary engineering research with a focus on transportation technology and engineering. Students will be working on an engineering project in small groups to practice their learning to actual application. The program aims to foster creative thinking, enhance practical engineering skills and problem-solving skills through hands-on lab experiments and supervised group projects. It will help students prepare for graduate level study and research.

Students who participate in this program will be awarded the MSU Certificate of Global Young Professional Program (GYPP) on Transportation Engineering Laboratory by VIPP. For more information the program flyer can be found here.

Dates

July 16, 2017- August 5, 2017 (3 weeks) 

Fees

Tuition: $3,800

*Fee includes tuition, on-campus housing, MSU breakfast and lunch, and local transportation.
*Fee does not include international and domestic airfare, health insurance, or any other living costs. 

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American Culture and Language

 

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American Culture and Language

This three week long summer school program will provide an opportunity for students to be immersed in American culture, improve their academic English, meet American students and MSU faculty, visit the local community, receive guidance on career planning and leadership development, and participate in many fun activities. Students will spend the first two weeks on MSU's campus and the last week on the East Coast - Washington D.C. and New York City.  

Students who participate in this program will be awarded the MSU Certificate of Global Young Professional Program (GYPP) on American Culture by the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP). For more information the program flyer can be found here.

Dates

July 23, 2017- August 12, 2017 (3 weeks) 

MSU: July 23 to August 4
East Coast: August 5 to August 12

*For the East coast trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Washington DC. Bus fee is included in tuition. The trip will end in New York City (NYC) and it is students' responsibility to arrange their own departure from NYC back to their country. International airfare back home is not included in tuition. 

Fees

Tuition: $3,800

*Fee includes tuition, on-campus housing, MSU breakfast and lunch, local transportation, and all expenses of the East Coast tour.     *Fee does not include international and domestic airfare, health insurance, or any other living costs. 

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Exploring Social Sciences

 

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Exploring Social Sciences

This is a three week intensive summer school program at MSU's campus and on the East Coast of the U.S. Students will spend the first two weeks on MSU's campus and the last week on the East Coast including Washington D.C. and New York City. This summer school program will introduce students to a wide range of research and methods in the Social Sciences. The program is taught by a group of distinguished faculty members. Various guided field trips will put Social Sciences theories and findings in real life so that students will experience and understand the issues societies are facing today around the world. Students will approach Social Sciences from a number of different perspectives, which encourage them to explore career and professional opportunities in various fields. For more information the program flyer can be found here.

Dates

July 23, 2017 - August 12, 2017

MSU: July 23 to August 4
East Coast: August 5 to August 12

*For the East coast trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Washington DC. Bus fee is included in tuition. The trip will end in New York City (NYC) and it is students' responsibility to arrange their own departure from NYC back to their country. International airfare back home is not included in tuition. 

Fees

Tuition: $3,800

*Fee includes tuition, on-campus housing, MSU breakfast and lunch, local transportation, and all expenses of the East Coast tour.     *Fee does not include international and domestic airfare, health insurance, or any other living costs. 

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Certification 

Upon completion, all students will be awarded a certificate of Global Young Professional Program (GYPP) by the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at MSU.

Why MSU? 

  • History & Strong Academics: Founded in 1855, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. MSU offers more than 200 programs of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study in 17 degree-granting colleges. 
  • Picturesque Campus: Our huge campus occupies a 5,200 acre of land with 538 buildings. It is almost like a small city in and of itself. You will feel at home on our beautiful and safe campus. Summer is the best time to enjoy the beauty of our campus.     
  • American Campus Life: MSU is the largest residential college in the US. You will stay at one of residential halls and have access to all facilities. Experience American college life. Our residential hall offers great food options, high-speed internet, cable TV, exciting sports, recreation and entertainment opportunities. 
  • Dedicated Faculty & Staff: Michigan State University employs approximately 5,300 dedicated faculty and academic staff who are there to support you. 
  • Central Location: Our great location in East Lansing offers exciting field trips to city and nature. We will take you to Lansing, Michigan's capital city as well  as Detroit, the reviving auto city. Lake Michigan, the world's fifth largest lake in the world is only one hour away. You can visit Chicago by car or by train in the weekend. American Culture and Social Science summer programs even include a trip to East Coast!   
  • Diversity: Over 50,000 students come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 138 countries worldwide. You will make American as well as international friends in one location. 

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