2017 International Student Essay Contest 1st Place Winner: Josue Daniel Nataren Moran

A Seed Trying to Change the World Think about a seed for a second. Can you picture it? No? Let me help you then. Think about an acorn for instance. Acorns are smaller than a table tennis ball, and they have very hard outer coverings that protect small seeds inside. Acorns might be small, but … Continue reading 2017 International Student Essay Contest 1st Place Winner: Josue Daniel Nataren Moran

March Student of the Month: Hoa Nguyen

Student of the Month: Hoa Nguyen Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam Major: Mechanical Engineering Hoa Nguyen’s story in East Lansing did not begin with IAOP on MSU’s campus as it does for most international students.  Instead, Hoa enrolled at East Lansing High School in 2011 when his mom was accepted into a doctoral program at Michigan State.  … Continue reading March Student of the Month: Hoa Nguyen

November Student of the Month: Mariana Desiree Reale Batista

Student of the Month: Mariana Desiree Reale Batista Hometown: Salvador, Brazil Major: Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate, Mariana Batista, came to Michigan State in 2014 from Salvador, Brazil after working as an engineer for the Ford Motor Company. Following her interests in the automotive industry, Mariana has taken full advantage … Continue reading November Student of the Month: Mariana Desiree Reale Batista

October Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass

Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya Major: Accounting “Stay open-minded and try everything,” says Hafsa Abass, a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and student philanthropist at MSU who promotes education for young girls in Kenya and advocates for greater international cultural understanding. "Just because things are different, doesn’t make them worse." Hafsa’s journey to … Continue reading October Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass

MSU International Students Served Local Community at MSU Global Day of Service

MSU Global Day of Service with OISS Domestic and international students from eight countries at MSU rose early on Saturday, April 16, grabbed a lunch and jumped on a bus to head to Sunny Crest Youth Ranch to volunteer for the day! This event was in collaboration with thousands of other MSU students volunteering in … Continue reading MSU International Students Served Local Community at MSU Global Day of Service

MSU graduate Kwasi Adu-Berchie reflects on the keys to his academic success

Kwasi Adu-Berchie is no ordinary MSU graduate. Coming to study at Michigan State in 2011 from the cultural capitol of Ghana, adjusting to U.S. culture could have been difficult, not to mention the hard classes he was taking at MSU. Not only did Adu-Berchie thrive as a chemical engineering student, achieving almost a 4.0 cumulative … Continue reading MSU graduate Kwasi Adu-Berchie reflects on the keys to his academic success

Coaching soccer is more than just volunteering to MSU students

When looking for volunteer experience, Helal Alrashedi and Saeed Almarri landed something closer to home than they had originally anticipated. Both have spent time these past few months coaching youth soccer teams and said their love for soccer in their home country carried over into mentoring young kids. Almarri said he was introduced to this … Continue reading Coaching soccer is more than just volunteering to MSU students