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Student Program Types

VIPP offers specialized programs for international college students, as well as young professionals from around the world. These programs give students the opportunity for a cultural exchange experience while honing their skills and knowledge in a variety of cutting-edge disciplines. Programs typically include classes, lectures with leading experts, seminars, collaborative work with peers, and a variety of cultural events and activities. These programs are designed to help students reach their future career goals in today’s multi-cultural, highly-connected world.

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Global Summer School

VIPP's Global Summer School is an opportunity for students to experience American college life. Enjoy cross-cultural collaborative learning, work with classmates from around the world, and learn from MSU’s world-class faculty. All programs in the Global Summer School feature hands-on experiential learning, teach real-world problem solving and are led by expert instructors.

summer group.jpgGlobal Young Professional Program

The Global Young Professional Program (GYPP) serves as a bridge program for young professionals before applying or transferring to graduate or professional degree programs at MSU or other institutions. GYPP offers various levels of English language training and a customized academic program in conjunction with academic units on campus.

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Global Winter School

VIPP's Global Winter School is a virtual exchange program that offers students an opportunity to enjoy cross-cultural collaborative learning and a meaningful international experience without having to leave their countries.

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German Fulbright Summer Institute

The Institute is an immersive 3-week cultural exchange program for German students to learn about academic life and study in an American university. Students take courses to explore the themes of intercultural communication, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. Case studies, guest lectures, group discussions, and hands-on, collaborative projects enable students to gain new knowledge and skills, as well as practice in group settings. MSU students work as class assistants and cultural ambassadors with the German Fulbright students throughout the Institute.