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Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP)

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The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University is pleased to announce the 2019 Global Summer School Program!


VIPP added two new programs, now offering a total of 6 programs for international students during the 2019 Summer term:


  • Creative Advertising introduces students to some of the basics of the advertising field, and guides students toward the creative process of developing an advertising plan and implementation strategy. NEW
  • Biotechnology Lab introduces students to concepts of biotechnology through intensive laboratory work. Sustainable management of fish health, fish populations and their ecosystems are used as case studies. NEW
  • Global Enterprise Innovation introduces students to the concept, principle and process of the Digital Revolution.
  • Smart Transportation Engineering is a multidisciplinary lab-based engineering research program with a focus on smart transportation technology and engineering.
  • American Culture and Society offers a lens to explore the heights and depths of American civil liberties and consider how these legal rights manifest themselves in this contemporary democracy.
  • Modern Packaging offers the fundamentals and practices of packaging science. MSU's Packaging program is #1 in the United States. 


Global Summer School includes lectures, group work, hands-on activities, and educational and cultural field trips. At the end of the program, students will embark on a trip to either Chicago or the East Coast. It is a great opportunity for international students to travel America and experience American culture first-hand.


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


Location: Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan and Chicago or East Coast 
Dates: July 17, 2019 - August 8, 2019 (3 weeks) 
Program fee: $3,880 (Add $150 for Biotechnology Lab for eDNA testing) includes 


  • Breakfast and lunch on MSU's campus
  • On-campus housing
  • Health insurance
  • Local transportation to & from all field trips
  • East Coast trip (Niagara Falls, New York City, Washington D.C.) or Chicago trip (Smart Transportation Engineering program only)
  • Priceless American college experience


Admission Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Undergraduate students or master degree students 
  • Student at any accredited university 
  • Intermediate English skills


Apply today!

For more details visit Global Summer School page


Any inquiries can be directed to vippmsu@msu.edu


Download our Course Outline Booklet here