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Spend an Unforgettable Summer in the USA with VIPP!

Expand your academic knowledge, experience American and international culture, and enhance your career competitiveness. To give you a full American experience, the programs include a trip to either the East Coast or Chicago. Take time to explore our website for program summaries, outlines, key features and application information.

VIPP has trained over 4,000 international professionals over the last 28 years. We understand what college students and young professionals need to build a successful career. Come to VIPP and start your future here!

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Application for 2019 is closed.  

In case the application link does not work, please download the fillable PDF and email the application to vippmsu(at)msu.edu 

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Download the Individual Program Flyer below: 

Global Enterprise Innovation  English version   

Modern Packaging                 English version   

Smart Transportation Engineering    English version   

American Culture and Society English version   

Creative Advertising  English version  

Biotechnology Lab English Version  

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Our Signature Programs

Global Enterprise Innovation

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Global Enterprise Innovation

Innovation is the key to success for any business in today’s highly competitive and super-connected world.  When you step onto the campus of Michigan State University you will step into an environment where innovation is at its core. The Global Enterprise Innovation Summer School program offers nothing less.  Students will have the opportunity to conduct leading edge research and to explore the implications of the Digital Revolution.

This three-week intensive summer school program will introduce students to the concept, principle, and process of the Digital Revolution. The Digital Revolution began at the turn of the 21st Century and is built on mobile internet, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning, and low-cost storage of information. It connects people with goods and services, biological systems and genetics. It creates virtual currencies and virtual economies outside governmental regulatory reach. The fusion of digital technologies crossing physical boundaries able to interact with biological domains makes this revolution fundamentally different from the agrarian and industrial revolutions.

Students will examine exciting case studies like Google, Airbnb, Uber, Alibaba, and Amazon to see how these companies pioneered Digital Revolution in global businesses. Students will work in small teams to research, write-up, and present findings on the Digital Revolution. Topics may be explored include:  

  • The meaning of revolution
  • Economic development and wealth creation trends
  • Economic disruption
  • Economic disrupters: Airbnb, Uber, Alibaba
  • Internet usage globally – diffusion of technology globally
  • Technological megatrends and drivers
  • Autonomous driving
  • Advanced Robotics and automation of jobs
  • Aging population
  • Modern management techniques
  • Innovation

Students will review modern management theories able to adapt to the Digital Revolution. We will study the following Harvard Business School Cases studies:

  • Building an Innovation Democracy: W.L. Gore: Management Innovation in Action
  • Creating a Community of Purpose: Whole Foods Market: Management Innovation in Action, Gary Hamel; Bill Breen
  • Aiming for an Evolutionary Advantage: Google: Management Innovation in Action, Gary Hamel; Bill Breen

Other readings will be selected from:

  • Schwab, Klaus; The Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, 2016.
  • Hamel, Gary; What Matters Now, How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation, Jossey-Bass, 2012.
  • Hamel, Gary; The Future of Management, Harvard Business Review Press, 2007 

Class activities will include lectures and in-class guided research by the students.  Students will be asked to develop presentations on the topics mentioned above.  Students will be given the opportunity to present their ideas to the class. 

Instructor

Global Enterprise Innovation will be taught by Dr. Erika Butler, adjunct faculty in MSU Broad College of Business. 

Dates

July 17, 2019- August 8, 2019 (3 weeks) 

Arrival and Check-In: July 17
Program at MSU: July 18 to July 31
East Coast: August 1 to August 8

*For the East coast trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Niagara Falls. 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. The bus will not return to Michigan. International airfare back home is not included in tuition.  

Fees 

Tuition: $3,880

*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. 

Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Make tuition payments between July 1- July 15, 2019. 

Modern Packaging

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Modern Packaging 

This is a three-week long intensive summer school program with a focus on modern packaging and the fundamentals of packaging science. Students will be working on packaging science and design related projects in small groups, as well as explore local packaging suppliers. The program offers full insight in all aspects of packaging, including function, materials, systems and processes, distribution and more. The program will be delivered by MSU Packaging School experienced faculty. Students will leave this course better prepared to implement virtual design and sustainability practices as it relates to packaging functions.  The course will help students prepare for graduate level study and research in any packaging, food science or material science related disciplines.

Instructor

Faculty and staff in MSU School of Packaging will instruct the course, including Patrick McDavid, Dennis Young, and Cimberly Weir. The School of Packaging at Michigan State University is the leader in teaching, research and outreach focused on packaging containers, materials, and their functionality and improvement opportunities for over 65 years. According to Universities.com, Best Colleges 2017 ranks MSU's School of Packaging as rated #1 in the U.S. and notes that MSU is the only school that offers a PhD in this program. 

Dates

July 17, 2019- August 8, 2019 (3 weeks) 

Arrival and Check-In: July 17
Program at MSU: July 18 to July 31
East Coast Trip: August 1 to August 8

*For the East coast trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Niagara Falls. 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. The bus will not return to Michigan. International airfare back home is not included in tuition.   

Fees 

Tuition: $3,880

*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. 

Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Make tuition payments between July 1- July 15, 2019. 

Smart Transportation Engineering

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Smart 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. 

Instructor

Mr. Anthony Ingle, PE, PTOE, is an expert in Transportation Engineering and Planning. As an experienced teaching specialist in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, he teaches course such as Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Transportation Planning.

Dates

July 17, 2019- August 7, 2019 (3 weeks) 

Arrival and Check-In: July 17
Program at MSU: July 18 to August 2
Chicago Trip: August 3 to August 6

*For the Chicago trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Chicago by bus. The trip will end in Chicago and it is students' responsibility to arrange their own departure from Chicago back to their home country. The bus will not return to Michigan. 

Fees 

Tuition: $3,880

*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. 

Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Make tuition payments between July 1- July 15, 2019. 

American Culture and Society

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American Culture and Society 

This three week long summer school course will explore the connections between US history and contemporary culture, with a particular focus on race and immigration. We will address three key moments foundational to American culture: the turn of the last century, the mid-twentieth century, and the present moment. We will ask: What are some popular myths about the United States? How are these ideas created and circulated through mass culture and other media? How have these myths excluded some people from the idea of who is a true American? And how have some Americans challenged their exclusion?

At the turn of the century, we will consider Native American history and culture, as well as the histories of immigration at Ellis Island and Angel Island. In the mid-twentieth century, we will focus on civil rights, including photographic images of the African American civil rights movement, post-war Puerto Rican migration, and the shift from the idea of the “yellow peril” to the Asian American model minority. In the contemporary moment, we will explore issues of violent protest/riots, illegal/undocumented immigration, and American sports culture. We will use a broad range of sources to explore these topics, including photographs, cartoons, poems, songs, newspaper articles and broadcast news, documentary and narrative films. Our goal is not only to gain a familiarity with key debates around race, immigration, and culture in US history and contemporary society, but also to cultivate a critically reflective perspective on the ways that American society is represented both within the United States and globally.

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).  

Dates

July 17, 2019- August 8, 2019 (3 weeks) 

Arrival and Check-In: July 17
Program at MSU: July 18 to July 31
East Coast Trip: August 1 to August 8

*For the East coast trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Niagara Falls. 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. The bus will not return to Michigan. International airfare back home is not included in tuition.  

Fees

Tuition: $3,880

*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. 

Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Make tuition payments between July 1- July 15, 2019. 

Creative Advertising

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Creative Advertising

Successful advertising today depends on so many factors, not to mention the right message in the right place at the right time. But none of these matters if you are not speaking to the right audience in the right language. In this program, students will be asked to perform as an advertising agency, and work on a hands-on advertising project to appeal to a new audience. 

This program will introduce students to some of the basics of the advertising field, and guide students toward the creative process of developing an advertising plan and implementation strategy. Students will need to research a company and a brand, and come up with a new target market and a viable advertising plan and creative solution. Throughout this intensive summer program, students will learn about various creative advertising techniques and examples. They will practice what they have learned by completing an advertising project. 

The program also includes guest speakers who are advertising, media, PR, and legal professionals and a visit to Leo Burnett Detroit, a branch of Leo Burnett Worldwide, the global advertising agency founded in 1935. Students will also tour WKAR, a public radio and TV station on MSU’s campus. 

Instructor

Dr. Janice Bukovac-Phelps is an Assistant Professor/Professor of Practice in the Department of Advertising + Public Relations at Michigan State University.  She teaches the Principles of Advertising course, the first of the core courses in the advertising program.  

Dates

July 17, 2019- August 8, 2019 (3 weeks) 

Arrival and Check-In: July 17
Program at MSU: July 18 to July 31
East Coast: August 1 to August 8

*For the East coast trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Niagara Falls. 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. The bus will not return to Michigan. International airfare back home is not included in tuition.  

Fees 

Tuition: $3,880

*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. 

Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Make tuition payments between July 1- July 15, 2019. 

Biotechnology Lab

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Biotechnology Lab

Powerful biotechnology is increasingly utilized in many fields of scientific research and practical applications. This summer school program introduces students to fascinating concepts of biotechnology through intensive laboratory work. Sustainable management of fish health, fish populations, and their ecosystems are used as case studies. Through this course, students will gain first-hand experience with: 1) environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding techniques to characterize aquatic communities, 2) applying population genetic data in management contexts, 3) fish health management, iv) fish health diagnostic techniques, and v) techniques for analyzing chemicals such as pheromone components, hormones, or metabolites. Students will learn how these tools are being used to conduct cutting-edge research on fish and their ecosystems and to inform fisheries management decisions.  Students will gain familiarity with the relevant steps in applying biotechnology and fish health concepts to fisheries science, from sample collection, sample analysis, and data analysis, to the interpretation of results, and formulating management recommendations.

Instructor

Faculty at the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will instruct the course, including Drs. Thomas Loch, John Robinson, Weiming Li, and Mary Tate Bremigan. The Department strives to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems. They teach the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to safeguard our natural heritage and promote quality of life for all.

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).  

Dates

July 17, 2019- August 8, 2019 (3 weeks) 

Arrival and Check-In: July 17
Program at MSU: July 18 to July 31
East Coast Trip: August 1 to August 8

*For the East coast trip, the bus will depart from MSU campus to Niagara Falls. 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. The bus will not return to Michigan. International airfare back home is not included in tuition.  

Fees

Tuition: $4,030 ($3,880 + $150 eDNA testing)  

*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. 

Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Make tuition payments between July 1- July 15, 2019. 

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.

Student Resources

Why Choose 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, but you will quickly feel at home on our stunning 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 and 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 all in one location. 
  • Want to know what’s happening on campus during your visit? The MSU events calendar provides a daily list of campus events. Explore everything from art exhibitions to music concerts. 

An Important Message about the U.S. Visa

All foreign citizens who wish to travel to the United States must obtain a U.S. visa. For general information about U.S. visa, please visit US Department of State website. After we review your application we will send you an invitation letter. However, this letter is not a U.S. visa nor does it guarantee your entry to the U.S. You must check the U.S. embassy website in your home country to find out all necessary documents to apply for a non-immigrant visitor visa (B1, B2). About a US visitor visa, check https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html for details. 

  • B-1 visa classification is for business travelers to consult with business associates, attend a conference, settle an estate, or negotiate a contract.
  • B-2 visa classification is for tourists on vacation and, people coming for medical treatment, a social event, or participation in amateur contests for no pay.

A short-term training workshop like the summer school program will be classified for B-1 visa type. To obtain a B visa, You must fill out a DC-160 form, pay the visa fee, schedule your visa appointment, and pass the visa interview. You must schedule an appointment for your visa interview, generally, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early. VIPP strongly encourages you to pay the tuition early to process a visa. Don'wait until the deadline! It is your responsibility to check the visa process and prepare all documents needed. 

The following documents will be helpful to pass the visa interview:

  • Formal invitation letter from VIPP 
  • Program fee payment receipt. This will be issued by VIPP once we receive your payment.
  • Your valid student ID.
  • A supporting letter from your home institution signed by the international office or your department chair.
  • Your bank statement or parent's (or other sponsor's) bank statement to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to purchase a return air ticket. Any other asset-like properties and cars belonging to the family may be useful too.
  • Booking confirmation of your return air ticket. 
  • You also must have a valid passport from your home country when you apply for a U.S. visa.  

Visa Waiver Program 

Some countries such as the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the European Union participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). VWP enables most citizens of nationals of participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa. Still, in order to travel without a visa on the VWP, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Please check the details of process at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's official site: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. They strongly suggest applying for an ESTA at the time of booking their trip and no later than 72 hours prior to departure. 

At the Airport 

Obtaining a visa does not guarantee automatic entry to the U.S. When you arrive in the U.S., officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the airport will interview you to check the purpose of your visit. It is always a good idea to prepare our invitation letter and your return flight ticket back to your country.

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MSU Campus Map

This PDF shows a map of MSU main campus.

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How to get to MSU: Airports and Public Transportation

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, a vibrant college town. It is just minutes away from Michigan’s capital city, Lansing. The MSU campus is a 15-minute drive from Capital Regional International Airport (LAN). Taxicab service costs approximately $15. Ask them to take you to Owen Hall at MSU (Its address is 735 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48825). 

The MSU campus is a 75-minute drive from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). The Michigan Flyer Airport Shuttle offers bus transportation to East Lansing for $32. Buses run several times a day, and travel takes approximately two hours. The East Lansing stop is the last stop. Once you get off the bus, grab a taxi and ask them to take you Owen Hall at MSU (Its address is 735 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48825). It is only a 5 minute drive. 

Another way to get to MSU campus is to fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and then take an AmTrak train from Chicago downtown Union Station (CHI) to East Lansing, Michigan (LNS). It is approximately 4 hour ride. It takes 5 minutes from East Lansing train station (1240 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48823) to Owen Hall. You can check AmTrak daily schedule on its website www.amtrak.com    

Using Michigan Flyer from Detroit Airport (DTW)

After arriving at the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and picking up your luggage, you will use the Michigan Flyer bus to travel to East Lansing. East Lansing will be the last stop the bus makes after leaving the airport. There are two Michigan Flyer stops at DTW: McNamara Terminal and North Terminal. It is very important that you know which terminal you are arriving and find out the correct pick up time in that terminal. 

You can find this information in this Airlines-by-DTW-terminal.pdf or visit Detroit Airport website for further information. For example, if you are flying with Delta Airlines, you will be arriving at McNamara Terminal. Locate Michigan Flyer's stop in the McNamara Terminal below and find out exact pick up time. If you are flying with United Airlines you will be landing in North Terminal. Find Michigan Flyer's stop and the pick up time in the North Terminal below. 

You can save money by pre-paying and booking online in advance. One way ticket is only $32. You don't have to print the ticket. When you arrive at the terminal, go to the bus stop, and just tell the driver your name. They will check you in electronically. If you choose to pay with cash, the fares are slightly higher and you will need exact change. It is best to pay in advance online through the link above. Make sure to arrive to your terminal before your departure time to ensure you don't miss the bus. For more information and a departure timetables, refer to the Michigan Flyer schedule.

Below is pickup information according to the Michigan Flyer website. Again, it is very important that you know which terminal you are arriving and find out the correct pick up time in that terminal. You can find this information in this PDF. Airlines-by-DTW-terminal.pdf  Or visit Detroit Airport website for further information. For more information about the Michigan Flyer, please visit their website.

At McNamara Terminal, Michigan Flyer-AirRide stop is located on the Departure Level/ Level 3. Follow signs like for “Municipal Transportation” and “Ticketing/Check-In.” Its stop is just outside and to the left of the doors labeled “International Ticketing/Check-In, Air France, AeroMexico.” If you need assistance, just ask an airport official "How do I get to check-in for Air France?"

  • DO be aware that NOT all elevators go up to Departures Level 3, where our Michigan Flyer-AirRide stop is located. Be sure to take an elevator that goes all the way up to “Ticketing/Check-In” on Level 3.
  • DO NOT follow signs that say “Bridge Walk to Parking” or “Ground Transportation Center.”

At North Terminal, Michigan Flyer picks up passengers in the Ground Transportation Center (GTC). Once you come down the stairs or elevator to the GTC, exit the door to your left and proceed to Stall #1. Look for the small Michigan Flyer/AirRide sign.

For more information about the Michigan Flyer, please visit their website.

US East Coast or Chicago Trip Information

Our four summer school programs - American Culture & Society, Food, Water & Community, Global Enterprise Innovation, and Modern Packaging - include a field trip to US East Coast from August 1 to August 8, 2019. Following is a tentative itinerary. All travel is by bus. The detailed schedule is subject to change. 

Day 1 (Thu, Aug 1) Depart from MSU campus, travel to Niagara Falls 

Day 2 (Fri, Aug 2) Tour in Niagara Falls

Day 3 (Sat, Aug 3) Depart to Washington DC

Day 4 (Sun, Aug 4) Washington DC Tour including White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Memorial, Smithsonian Museums , etc.

Day 5 (Mon, Aug 5) Depart for New York Areas 

Day 6 (Tue, Aug 6) Tour in New York City including Wall Street, World Trade Center Memorial, Time Square, Statue of Liberty 

Day 7 (Wed, Aug 7)  Shopping at Woodbury Outlet in New Jersey 

Day 8 (Thu, Aug 8) Return to home country on your own 

* Official program ends on the night of Wednesday, Aug 7th and hotel rooms are booked until Thursday morning. Students are free to arrange their own return trip anytime during Wednesday. 

The Smart Transportation Engineering Program will include a trip to Chicago from August 3rd to August 6th. Following is a tentative itinerary. All travel is by bus. The detailed schedule is subject to change. 

Day 1 (Sat, Aug 3)

Morning: East Lansing to Chicago 

Afternoon: Downtown Chicago, Millennium Park, Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago 

Day 2 (Sun, Aug 4)

Morning: University of Chicago, Willy’s Tower, Sky deck, 

Afternoon: Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, Lake Shore, Chicago Architecture River Cruise, Michigan Avenue 

Day 3 (Mon, Aug 6)

Morning: Northwestern University 

Afternoon: Bahai House of Worship, Outlet shopping. 

Day 4 (Tue, Aug 6)

Departure

 

East Coast and Chicago Trip Flyer

 

Arriving and Living in Owen Hall

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When you arrive at MSU you will check in at Owen Hall. The Michigan Flyer bus stop is marked with a red dot and Owen Hall is marked on the map with a yellow star. A taxi from the bus stop to Owen Hall costs less than $10. If you travel individually, we recommend booking the S-cab taxi in advance (www.S-cabs.com) by emailing to John (John(at)s-cabs.com). He can be reached by cell 1-517-712-0844.  

The Owen hall is ideal for students who desire a living environment conducive to study.

Room Features:

  • Suite-style bathrooms
  • Single and double rooms
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • All rooms furnished
  • Loft beds
  • Cable TV and high-speed internet included
  • All utilities included
  • Barrier-free housing
  • Quiet floors
  • Alcohol-free floors
  • Co-ed floors
  • NOTE:Starting in summer 2017, landlines will no longer be offered in Owen Hall rooms.

 Building Features:

  • Community kitchen
  • In-hall dining at Riverwalk Market
  • Card-access security
  • 24/7 emergency maintenance service
  • Free laundry
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Classrooms
  • Study rooms
  • Computer lab
  • Music practice room
  • Game room
  • TV lounge
  • Large community meeting spaces
  • Balconies
  • Sparty's Refresh Cafe
  • ATMs

Application Requirements and Before You Apply

VIPP Global Summer School Program looks for mature, academically motivated and curious students who are willing to experience different culture and broaden their horizons. 

REQUIREMENTS

To apply, you must:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be an undergraduate student at any accredited university (must provide a copy of valid student ID)
  • Have a minimum intermediate English language skills
  • The Summer School programs are not MSU credit bearing courses. However, your home institution may accept them as credits towards your degree. Consult with your home institution on credit issue.

BEFORE YOU APPLY 

Before applying to our program, be sure to: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the program(s) of interest; learn about where you will study, travel, and live.
  • Carefully consider the mental, emotional, and physical challenges of the program(s) of interest
  • You will have to upload a digital copy of your student ID. Have it ready before starting an application. 

Tuition Payment

Tuition is due by June 14, 2019 at latest. We strongly encourage you to make a payment early to apply for a Visa. We will issue a receipt for the tuition payment and that may be helpful in passing the Visa interview. 

Refund Policy

There will be no refund available unless a student gets rejected for a US visa or health emergency. All refund appeals require a signed letter of explanation and supporting documentation. The appeal letter must be written and signed by the student. For a medical problem, we require verification of the severity of the condition that prevents you from coming to the US and participating in the program. We require a letter, typed on official letterhead, from a physician or a relevant healthcare provider. The letter must be signed and delivered/mailed in a sealed envelope. Emails or unsigned letters on plain stationery are not acceptable. The final decision on refund is at VIPP’s discretion.

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 Deadline is May 31, 2019. 

In case the application link does not work, please download the fillable PDF and email the application to vippmsu(at)msu.edu