World Languages Day
The following comments were submitted by Michigan school teachers who attended the World Languages Day event:
"[My favorite part was] watching the students enjoy themselves while learning about new languages and cultures" (Vicki from Clarkston); "[My favorite part was] watching my students survive! Many tried a new language. Most have never been to a university campus. It's great to see them expand their experiences" (Kristine from Fife Lake); "The whole educational experience is phenomenal!" (Jeana from Detroit); "[My favorite part was] the excitement my students had when they told me what they learned. They were obviously excited and inspired!" (Amy from Kenowa Hills)
In the spirit of Michigan State University’s “world-grant” initiative, MSU’s International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business is implementing Pro Bono Services for businesses in Michigan which are striving to engage in the global marketplace. The Michigan Export Growth Program was started with a seed grant from the Ford College Community Challenge, which funds projects that meet community leads, create student leaders while building sustainable communities and fostering community partnerships. The program is designed and managed by the International Business Center (IBC) in the Broad School, which will continue the program beyond the term of the grant. IBC is a federally-funded national resource center in international business.
The Michigan Export Growth Program involves faculty, staff, and students who provide a few hours of free service to local businesses to assist them in taking the best possible advantage of opportunities in the global marketplace. Each year, IBC offers this service to a select number of local firms based on a match of the center's expertise, the needs of the firms, and the opportunities that exist. More information can be found in the following article in the globalEDGE™ Business Review.
Reports will be prepared for the benefit of MEGP participants and will become the property of those participants. Confidential business information may be needed from MEGP participants in order for MSU-CIBER to prepare the reports, and as a result the reports will not be made public by MEGP. For applicants receiving STEP funding from the MEDC, reports may be made available to the export office.
Use the following link to Apply for the Michigan Export Growth Program: