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GYPP on Packaging

6 Month GYPP on Packaging   

For international educational institutions interested in an intensive and focused academic program for their students, VIPP offers Specialized Global Young Professional Program (SGYPP). Many SGYPP components are designed in collaboration with MSU Schools or Institutes to meet the sponsor's particular requirements.

VIPP offers the 6-month long Specialized GYPP in Packaging once a year only in Summer/Fall. The program runs from July to the next January. Senior or junior 4-year college students are eligible to apply. Majors in packaging or any related subjects are preferred but not required.

Students will attend intensive Modern Packaging Summer School Program, take two core courses in packaging, and complete two language and culture courses. Upon successful completion students will be awarded a double certification: certification through the Summer School Modern Packaging Program and GYPP certification on Packaging by the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at MSU.

Program Features

  • Academic courses taught by MSU faculty.
  • Career services and advising.
  • Spoken and written English training.
  • Field trips to the finance districts of Chicago and Detroit.
  • MSU activities, seminars, and cultural events.

Course Information

  • Summer Course: Modern Packaging Program
  • Summer Intensive English: English Course
  • 2 Core Courses in Packaging

    PKG101 Principles of Packaging
    PKG102 Introduction Packaging Seminar PKG221 Glass and Metal
    PKG322 Paper and Paperboard
    PKG323 Plastics

  • 2 English Language and Culture Courses: 

    General Research Methodology, Critical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Professional and Academic Writing, Cross-cultural Business Communication Skills, Organization-al Behavior, Pronunciation, English Idioms, Current Events, English Conversation, American Culture and Society, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills

Admission Requirements

  • Sophomore or junior at a 4-year college.
  • Preferably major in packaging or any related subject.
  • Good academic standing
  • Minimum iBT TOEFL score 79 with no subscore below 17 or IELTS 6.5 


J-1 non-degree student visa.

Program Fees

Tuition is $12,060 excluding health insurance and living costs.

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