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Global Projects & Perspectives

Today’s researchers and educational professionals must appreciate and understand their work within the context of a global society. The College of Education at Michigan State University is committed to preparing educators who embrace learning from diverse perspectives, and to engaging with domestic and international partners in ways that promote understanding about educational issues, policies and practices around the world.

International Strengths in the College
The Office of International Studies in Education provides a wealth of resources and information about how students, faculty and programs reflect global perspectives.

Visit the Office of International Studies in Education website.

Major priorities include:
  • International study trips
  • Efforts to internationalize curriculum and teaching
  • Research that is international in scope
  • Outreach projects that extend beyond the country and continent

Opportunities for students

The College of Education, which is home to more than 200 international students from 40 countries, develops opportunities for students to gain global experiences and competenciesno matter where they are from.

The Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University  (CI-MSU) has been recognized among its peers worldwide for providing exemplary opportunities to learn Chinese language and culture. CI-MSU was the first Confucius Institute to offer online Chinese language courses, and it continues to develop innovative uses of technology to help meet the increasing demand for Chinese education in the United States.

The institute offers online course and learning materials, a unique online game called Zon, programs to prepare and place Chinese language teachers in K-12 schools and a model for establishing Chinese-English language immersion programs that blend Eastern and Western teaching styles. Learn more.

International development projects

Faculty members engage in many forms of international collaboration, and their research and development projects reach around the globe.

  • Global Initiative for Higher Education
  • Tanzania Partnership for Sustainable Community Development