The Office of Study Abroad at Michigan State University is encouraging students to look at study abroad program opportunities in China in response to the U.S. State Department's 100,000 Strong Initiative.
As part of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, MSU has secured two scholarship grants:
We offer nine different programs ranging from a full academic year of study to several summer options and a unique seminar for incoming freshman.
Amway and Michigan State University are partnering to provide West Michigan college students with the opportunity to study in China through the "Amway China 100,000 Strong Scholarship."
The three-year program will be administered by Michigan State University's International Studies and Programs, Office of Study Abroad.
Of the scholarships, 15 will be awarded to MSU students, with the other 15 to be awarded to students of other accredited four and two-year West Michigan colleges: Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Kuyper College and Grand Rapids Community College. Each scholarship is $5,000.
Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants who:
If awarded a scholarship, recipients must acknowledge the receipt of the award in a letter to the Amway headquarter immediately following their stay in China with a brief summary of their experience.
To apply for this scholarship, complete and return the Amway Corporation China 100,000 Strong Scholarship Form. (PDF)*
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Company, has awarded Michigan State University a grant totaling $200,000 in support of the U.S. State Department's 100,000 Strong Initiative. Over the next four years, this scholarship program will target multicultural business students interested in intensive study in China.
Eligibility: Applicants must:
To apply for this scholarship, complete and return the Coca-Cola Foundation China 100,000 Strong Scholarship Form. (PDF)*
Academic Year, Fall or Spring Semester
Chinese Language and Culture at Zhejiang University
Early Childhood Education in a Bilingual, Multicultural Context
MSU is collaborating on a documentary film and associated toolkits with Crossing Borders Education on intercultural communication between American and Chinese students in China.
Faculty, staff and students at MSU have been involved in research and outreach in China for some 50 years. To see what their latest endeavors are, be sure to visit "MSU's global impact: China" webpage.
The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University is a great resource to get information about curriculum, faculty research, exchange programs, and outreach activities in China and throughout Asia.
Learn about the Panda Project that is the result of years of close partnership and collaboration with institutions and individuals in the United States and China. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, spans beyond pandas, examining issues of biodiversity, global warming, zoonic diseases and policy.
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