Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP)


Elevate your career at Michigan State University in the USA, one of the top research universities in the world!


International professionals who aspire to enhance their knowledge in digital media and information


In this six month or one year program, you will have the opportunity to:


Joint Certificate of Specialized Global Professional Education Program (SGPEP) from VIPP and the Quello Center at MSU.


Digital Media and Information: Technology, Policy and Practice (A special seminar series offered by the Quello Center). Topics include telecommunication, the Internet and social media, mobile media, the Internet of Things (IoT), games, and big data. Participants will gain an understanding not only of current perspectives on these emerging media and information resources, but also on how they are being studied. Participants will visit broadcasting stations, labs and research centers focused on the study of emerging technologies.  A detailed prospectus of the seminar series is available at: http://quello.msu.edu/quello-vipp-prospectus/
Enrollment in VIPP courses on English, professional development or research. Pronunciation, Idioms, Conversation, American Culture, Current Event, Business English, Public Speaking, Professional and Academic Writing, Cross-cultural Business Communication Skills, Organizational Behavior, etc.


$15,000 (12 months) and $8,500 (6 months) excluding housing, health insurance and other living costs.



Apply Online at vipp.isp.msu.edu

Applicants are admitted two times per year. Preferred application deadline:
May 30th, 2016 (for program starting Sep 2016); Sep 30th, 2016 (for program starting Jan 2017). For additional information, contact Dr. Mina Shin at mshin@msu.edu.

Visiting International Professional Program
Michigan State University International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 1
East Lansing, MI 48824


The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development training. Our non-degree certificate programs prepare today’s professionals from all disciplines to become tomorrow’s leaders in a new global world. MSU is one of the top research universities in the world and offers nationally ranked and recognized academic, undergraduate research, residential college, and service-learning programs.

The Quello Center at MSU is focused on stimulating and informing debate on media, communication and information policy for our digital age. It provides a hub for faculty across MSU in joining with leading practitioners to offer a series of seminars and site visits that will inform applicants about the opportunities, risks and prospects for a broad range of digital media and information.