Welcome to the Michigan State University English Language Center and congratulations on being chosen to take part in the Virtual Fulbright English for Graduate Studies Program! We are thrilled to be working with you as you begin your Fulbright journey.

Program Description

The Virtual Fulbright English for Graduate Studies Program at MSU is a three-week-long online program. The goal of the program is to help you prepare for your graduate studies in the U.S. by providing you with:

  • coursework to help you refine your oral and written communication skills that you will need for academic success
  • seminars on the following topics: U.S. Academic Culture, U.S. Academic Resources, U.S. Healthcare and Mental Health Resources, and others
  • social opportunities to orient you to your graduate studies and the Fulbright organization
  • cultural activities to assist with your adjustment to and understanding of U.S. culture

*All courses, seminars, and activities will be provided by qualified, full-time MSU faculty and staff.

2020 Fulbright EGSP Agenda

Minimum Technology Requirements

The MSU Fulbright English for Graduate Studies Program will be conducted as an online course. Participation in the program requires regular access to a computer, webcam, speakers, and reliable broadband internet access in a quiet, distraction-free location. While mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets may allow for completion of some the program coursework, they are not guaranteed to work for all types of online assignments.

Minimum PC Hardware Specifications

  • 2.0 GHz Intel or AMD processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 80 GB Hard Drive 
  • Graphics card and monitor capable of 1024×768 display
  • Stereo sound card 
  • speakers and/or headset 
  • microphone
  • web camera
  • high-speed internet connection

Minimum PC Software Specifications 

  • MS Office 2007 or later, Office 2008 (for Mac) or later
  • Google Chrome 7.0 or later, Safari 5.0 or later, Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Firefox 3.6 or later

Contact Information

Mark Albee, External Programs Coordinator

malbee@msu.edu

517-884-4322 (office)

517-703-4600 (emergency contact number)

Kimberly Benedicto, Special Programs Coordinator

benedi59@msu.edu

Amy Kroesche

Lead Instructor, Writing and Culture Class 

kroesche@msu.edu

Matthew Rynbrandt

Matthew Rynbrandt

Lead Instructor, Oral Communication Class

rynbran1@msu.edu

Michigan State University

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, Michigan in the Midwest of the United States, and its campus is one of the largest in the U.S.  East Lansing a quiet but active college community, and it is a very safe and relatively inexpensive area to live in compared to larger cities. Founded in 1855, Michigan State University (MSU) is a research-intensive land-grant university that offers more than 200 programs of study for undergraduates and graduate students, taught by more than 5,000 academic faculty members in seventeen degree-granting colleges. About 50,000 students attend MSU, which is one of the leading universities in international research, education, and outreach programs.

The English Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC), established in 1961 in the College of Arts and Letters, serves the English language needs of MSU’s international students, scholars and visitors. In particular, the ELC serves two types of students: those admitted directly for intensive English study and those provisionally admitted who need to take intensive English courses in order to meet minimum language requirements. Currently, the ELC has several graduate students and 25 full time faculty, all with master’s degrees in TESOL or a related field and many years of teaching experience in country and abroad.

Location

The English Language Center is situated in Wells Hall, which is located in the center of the Michigan State University campus.

Students in Front of Wells Hall
A group of happy students in front of the Wells Hall Main Entrance.

MSU is in the city of East Lansing, which is in mid-Michigan. It is a short car ride from other cities such as Ann Arbor and Detroit, and it is surrounded by lakes and natural beauty. It is also conveniently situated for excursions to popular tourist attractions such as Mackinac Island, the city of Chicago, and Detroit, MI.

Address

English Language Center
619 Red Cedar Road Room Wells Hall B230
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

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Sponsoring Organization

For more information, please visit the Fulbright program website.

This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of its Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

For more information, please visit the Fulbright program website.

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This activity is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). For more information, please visit the Institute of International Education program website.