Theatre Students Traveling to Dubai for International Festival

Eight undergraduate Theatre students (six actors and two designers) are preparing to travel to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the first International Theatre Festival at the American University of Sharjah, located about 15 miles from Dubai in the city of Sharjah.   These eight Theatre students will participate in the first International Theatre Festival at the American Univesity of…

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From Local to Global

Kaylah Jetton has been focused on going global since kindergarten and has no plans of stopping. From attending a language intensive grade school to majoring in Global Studies and studying abroad in Japan, the MSU senior has found her passion in helping others at home in Detroit and around the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2DcXbTxk00&feature=emb_title Jetton comes from a background focused on cultural…

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Bringing Puerto Rican Culture to MSU Spanish Program

When Jonathan Montalvo moved to Indiana from Lares, Puerto Rico, at the age of 15, he knew very little English. After many years practicing, he became fluent and went on to earn his undergraduate degree in Spanish Studies at Purdue University. It was then he realized his calling to become a professor and educate students on Spanish language and Caribbean…

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Student Receives Scholarship To Study Abroad

Surayya Maultsby, a Civil Engineering and Arabic junior, has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study Arabic language and culture for six months in Amman, Jordan, this spring. Because she’s studying Arabic, Maultsby received a Critical Need Language Award for the maximum amount of $8,000. Surayya Maultsby, a junior civil engineering and Arabic language major, in Morocco  Maultsby is one of…

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Finding Her Place at a Global Institution

Kiana Elkins, junior Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities major and Women and Gender Studies and Peace and Justice Studies minor, has taken advantage of everything MSU has to offer, including student scholarships, study abroad, and several interesting extracurricular opportunities.Why did you come to MSU?I moved back to Michigan from Florida my senior year of high school, and I…

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Scholarships Help Make Paris Internship Possible

When choosing what university to attend, the deciding factor for Jack Weyhrich was the study abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University. Weyhrich, now a second-year student with senior status and a dual major in French and Economics, spent this past summer in Paris doing an internship abroad. He worked with MSU’s Office of Study Abroad (OSA) to find a…

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Paving Her Own Way Through Her Chinese Major

As a self-proclaimed language enthusiast, MSU senior Paige Korner has known since high school that she wanted to study Chinese in college. Since making the decision to major in Chinese, Korner – who also picked up a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) minor along the way – has studied abroad in both Korea and Taiwan. “I really…

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Producing Work Abroad Through Fulbright Fellowship

With the Ionian Sea and snow-capped mountains of southern Greece as a backdrop, a Department of Theatre professor used an entire university campus as his stage for a unique project he conceived involving a large cast of students. Associate Professor Rob Roznowski, on a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship at the University of Patras in Greece, planned to take Arthur Miller’s American…

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Prestigious Scholarship to Fund Yearlong Study in China

Christopher Murphy is a role model for international and language education and where those experiences can lead you. He speaks five different languages (English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish) and has visited nearly 20 different countries during his travels and for study abroad. And now, having earned a BA in Chinese with a minor in French from Michigan State University,…

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Student Awarded Boren Scholarship to Study Arabic Abroad

Allison Tumas, a senior majoring in Arabic in the College of Arts & Letters, is one of two Michigan State University students who recently was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study languages abroad. Since 1991, there have been only 36 Boren award recipients from Michigan State University. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students studying in areas of the…

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