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Essay Contest Reception

Date: Friday, 14 Nov 2014 Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: McDonel Hall, Lower Level Lounge


Please join us for a special Coffee Hour event: the Essay Contest Reception. 

The goal of MSU's International Student Essay Contest is to build greater cross-cultural understanding and to learn from the experience sof international students. Living outside one's own culture can trigger a complex range of feelings that lead to powerful insights. The essay contest is an opportunity for international students to reflect on their experiences and share their stories. 

During the Essay Contest Reception, winners and honorable mentions will be annouced. The 1st prize winners from both the International Student Essay Contest and the Study Abroad Essay Contest will read their essays aloud. We also will take a moment to recognize the hundreds of students who submitted essays to both contests. 

Awards are as follows:

1st prize: $1,000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $250
Honorable mentions: recognition certificates

All winning essays will be published on the OISS website 1-2 weeks after the reception. 

To read past winning essays go to: 


Elizabeth Matthews 517-432-8241


Office for International Students and Scholars
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