Mayen Study Abroad Leads to Love and 37 Years of Marriage

Sometimes in life, the biggest disappointments can lead to life’s biggest successes. That was the case for Michigan State University graduate Vicky Scott who, as an MSU student, received the unfortunate news that she didn't make the final round of interviews for a competitive internship with GM.Devastated, Scott was forced to change directions and ended up following her mother’s advice…

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German Study Abroad Program Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Changing Experiences

Each summer, for the past 50 years, Michigan State University students have made a small city in Europe’s Rhine Valley their home. They travel to Mayen, Germany, for five weeks to study the German language while immersing themselves in the local culture through one of the longest-running study abroad programs offered by MSU. Over its half-century history, the German Language…

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Recent Graduates Working and Studying Abroad as Fulbright Grantees

This academic year, five recent Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters graduates are studying and working abroad as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants. These five Fulbright recipients were selected for the 2022-23 grants among more than 9,300 applications, according to the Institute of International Education. A total of nine Michigan State University students and recent graduates…

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Film Students Take Inaugural Study Abroad Trip to Toronto International Film Festival

The MSU Film Studies Program completed its inaugural study abroad trip to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with 12 student filmmakers participating. Kaveh Askari, Associate Professor and Director of Michigan State University’s Film Studies Program, and Peter Johnston, Associate Professor and Manager of Digital Media and Film Production at MSU, led the week-long program in Ontario, Canada.

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Student View: Increasing Fluency and Perspective

Natalie Harmon (she/her) is a junior majoring in Comparative Cultures and Politics in James Madison College and Spanish with a minor in Portuguese in the College of Arts & Letters. She is a student clerical assistant at MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. In her free time, she enjoys learning languages and doing calligraphy. Natalie Harmon stands at the Argentinian side of Iguazú…

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Exhibit Explores MSU’s Archaeological Excavations in Greece

The current exhibit at the MSU Union Art Gallery captures the excitement and visual appeal of archaeological research while exploring “The Art of Archaeology.” The 27 black and white images that make up the exhibit were all taken at the MSU Excavations at Isthmia in Greece by Daniel Trego, Educational Media Design Specialist in MSU’s College of Arts & Letters. …

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P2W Major Bids Farewell and Reflects on Four Years of Transformational Change

Like most incoming first-year students, when I arrived at MSU to move into my Bailey Hall dorm room, I was nervous, homesick, and overwhelmed. I’m not ashamed to admit I shed a few tears at Noodles & Company as I ate lunch with my family before they left to go back home without me. A new chapter was ahead of me, and the blank pages were daunting.

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Two Experiences, One Company: Interns Complete International Internship with Australian Magazine

After developing an admiration for editing from her professional writing courses at MSU, Rachel Gignac completed a virtual internship as a Publishing and Communications Intern with Publishing ByChelle, an Australian-based publication that produces in-flight magazines for Australian airlines. The internship allowed the recent Professional and Public Writing alumna to receive hands-on experience with writing and editing before graduating this past spring.

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Conversations with CAL: Dr. Jon Frey, Director of MSU Excavations at Isthmia

What happens when the modern digital age meets the ancient? How can we use the tools of tomorrow to explore the worlds of yesterday? In this presentation, we will examine the unique work of Dr. Jon Frey, professor of Classical Studies at MSU and field archeologist specializing in Greek and Roman architecture.

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