Citizen Scholar Interns in Australia for 3M

For many, Post-It notes, Scotch tape, and Command strips are necessary tools to collaborate, create, and share their work, but how many people stop to think about how those products make it into the market? Alia Jones, junior Humanities Prelaw major and member of the Citizen Scholars program, was immersed in the development and strategy behind these products through a summer internship with 3M in Sydney, Australia.

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Citizen Scholars Program and Study Abroad Open Up More Possibilities for Post-Graduation

Citizen Scholar Brooklyn Rue explored more possibilities for post-graduation during the Literature in London study abroad program. This six-week summer program connects students with various writers, poets, and playwrights in London while also visiting cultural sites connected to the courses. “It was really cool to meet with people whose careers revolved around writing and to be able to see a…

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Alumnus Thriving as a Machine Learning Language Researcher

After graduating from MSU in 2011 with degrees in Japanese and Linguistics, Luke Bates went on to earn a master’s degree in Computational Linguistics from Seoul National University with the goal of working on improving Korean-English machine translation. Bates still lives in South Korea, where he is a Researcher at Chung-Ang University and an English Teacher to doctors at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital. What is your…

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Study Abroad Experience Plants a Seed for Future Career

Alumnus Scott Osdras’ study abroad to China as an MSU student double majoring in Chinese and Comparative Cultures and Politics ignited in him what would become his future career as a Program Officer for study and research abroad programs at American Councils for International Education, where he is involved in the study abroad process for undergraduate and graduate students. “My very…

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Exhibit Inspired by Teachings of MSU Professors Travels to Ireland

Starting at Michigan State University and traveling nearly 4,000 miles around the world, the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland, hosted a photography exhibit at its Center for the Creative Arts and Media that showcases the work of the 127 photographers from 39 countries who were students of the first Photography Specialization course, taught by MSU Professors Peter Glendinning,…

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Citizen Scholars Program Helps Fund Study Abroad to China

Citizen Scholar Margo Skornia, a junior with a double major in Theatre and Chinese, received funding from the Citizen Scholars program to help pay for her two-month study abroad trip to China this past summer. This study abroad experience allowed her to finish her Chinese major. She took Chinese language classes at the Harbin Institute of Technology each day from…

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Students Spend Year Abroad Studying, Interning, Exploring

For more than 50 years, students from Michigan State University have had the opportunity to spend a year abroad studying at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany, where they are fully immersed in German language and culture.  Students in the Academic Year in Freiburg program enroll in specially designed courses in language, culture, and literature supplemented with German classes in related fields. They also…

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Student Spends a Year Abroad in Japan

Bridget Hanchek, a senior double-majoring in Japanese and Professional Writing, spent her entire junior year studying in Japan where she expanded her language skills through courses and daily interaction with native speakers.While in Japan, she shared a dorm-style apartment with both students from the United States and students from Japan who were enrolled in accelerated English programs. Bridget Hanchek with a…

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Pop Culture and Animation from the Other Side of the World

Senior Japanese major Lily McCormick has traveled more than 6,300 miles to participate in the Kakehashi Project, a short-term exchange program to Tokyo, Japan, that, for this particular trip, is focusing on pop culture and animation. Through the Kakehashi Project, McCormick and 24 other students were selected to travel from the United States to Japan January 8-16 to deepen their understanding of animation…

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Linguistics Major Discovers How Far She Can Go with Internship Abroad

During her most recent linguistics internship, senior Karen Lovelace pushed herself far out of her comfort zone...about 3,965 miles to be exact. A Linguistics major with a minor in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Lovelace spent 10 weeks over the summer in Utrecht, a city in the central Netherlands, at ReadSpeaker, a company that creates audio voices (comparable to Siri) for…

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