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The 13th Annual International Student Essay Contest is looking for international students' perspectives and stories
The 13th Annual International Student Essay Contest is looking for international students' perspectives and stories

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International Student Essay Contest

Posted By: Meg Elizabeth Dedyne    Published: Thursday, 01 Oct 2015

MSU is deeply committed to building international understanding through education and is proud to host a significant enrollment of students from abroad. The presence of international students at Michigan State University provides extraordinary opportunities to learn first hand about people from all parts of the world.

The purpose of this Essay Contest is to build mutual respect through empathy and, using the American idiom, "to walk a mile in another person's shoes" (experiencing something from someone else's point of view). By writing your story, you have an opportunity to help your fellow students and people in the greater Lansing community walk a mile in your shoes so they can better know, feel and appreciate what it is like for you, personally, to be an international student at MSU at this time. We invite you to share some of your experiences, encounters across cultures (good and not-so-good), insights, thoughts and emotions during the period of your stay at MSU.

Prizes are as follows:
First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250

Winners will be recognized at a special Coffee Hour at the Broad Art Museum on Friday, November 13th at 4pm.

Read past winning essays for inspiration and find instructions on how to submit your essay here: 
(http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/feature/essay/)

Essay Submission Deadline: Monday, October 19th

 

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