In 2018-19, Michigan State University will be hosting its first-ever International Summer School, which offers students from across the globe an opportunity to learn in a safe environment, meet with academics, and gain valuable experience in the fields of international development and entrepreneurship.
The 2018- 2019 academic year will be held from June 1-Aug. 30.
This will be the third year the university has hosted an International Summer Study (ISSU), with previous ISSUs having focused on the Americas.
This ISSU will offer the first opportunity for Michigan State students to explore the world outside of the classroom.
“International Summer Studies are a very effective way to prepare students for graduate studies in the United States,” said Dr. Susan Brown, a senior lecturer and associate dean for research and research-based learning in the School of Social Work.
“International Summer Scholarships, which are available to undergraduate students and international students, provide students a valuable opportunity to travel, study and work abroad, while also earning scholarships and internships.”
Michigan State ISSU scholarships range from $1,500 to $3,000.
The ISSU also offers the chance to participate in a summer camp in Michigan.
The camps are designed to help students gain the experience they need to advance in their studies.
The camp will focus on topics such as mentoring, collaboration and teamwork, and learning to manage the challenges of international life.
“The goal of the International Summer Scholars program is to help our students to gain the skills they need in order to succeed academically,” said Kristina Loomis, director of the ISSU Program in the College of Education.
“The camps help students learn about a wide variety of different subjects while developing their academic skills.
They also provide students with an opportunity for exposure to academic research, internships, and networking opportunities.”
The ISU program will begin in Fall 2019.