International Institute

  • JNU Visit

    Faculty and administrators from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India visited MSU in February to discuss collaborative initiatives in clean air and water research.

  • Funderburk

    MSU art professor Brent Funderburk's mixed-media painting collection, "Palladio's Dream: New Solar Myths," was among creations by 25 artists from around the world that were selected for inclusion in the Fine Art category of Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design's Best 100 Annual 2015. The collection also appeared in last year's CQ Journal Issue 37. Source: MSU Office of Public Affairs

  • South American

    Darrin Dodds (left), associate extension and research professor in Mississippi State's plant and soil sciences department, and Lucas Franca, a 2015 selection for the Will D. Carpenter Distinguished Field Scientist Graduate Assistantship, look over cotton at MSU's R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center. (Photo by Dominique Belcher) Source: MSU Office of Public Affairs

  • UIR

    MSU representatives (from left) Associate Provost Peter Ryan, Dean George Hopper, International Institute Interim Director Jon Rezek, and Dean Jason Keith, visited the Universite Internationale de Rabat in Morocco to investigate collaborative research opportunities in forest management and automotive engineering.

  • GI

    Fall 2015 Edition of Global Insight: Global Insight features highlights about our university's internalization efforts and shares inspirational stories from around the globe that portray MSU's unparalleled research, education, and service values.

  • Borlaug

    2015 Borlaug Recipient, Dong Thi Kieu Oanh from Vietnam along with her mentor, Dr. Thu Dinh, ADS, describes the outcomes of her research and training experience at MSU to Dr. Greg Bohach, VP DAFVM & Dr. Jon Rezek, International Institute.

  • Global Lecture Series

    Buzz Aldrin will speak as part of MSU's Global Lecture Series February 9.

  • OSA Fair

  • Fulbright December 2015

    Interim Associate Vice President and Executive Director of MSU's International Institute Jon Rezek (left) and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Julia Hodges (right) congratulate new Fulbright Scholars Xue Mei of China, Shahzaib Abbasi of Pakistan, and Hellen Stephanie of Indonesia. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

  • Zambia

    The MSU Engineers Without Borders student chapter will use a recent $8,000 grant from Penetron International to continue its clean, sustainable water initiative in rural Zambia. Currently involved on the project are (l-r) Erin Wynn, Emily Farrar, Laura Wilson, Phillip Keck, Heather Hart and Sally White.

  • Shandong Signing

    Signing a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a dual degree program in forestry Dec. 1 were (l-r) Shandong Agricultural University representatives Dean of the College of Forestry Liu Xunli and Vice President Xinsheng Dong, along with MSU President Mark E. Keenum and MSU Dean of the College of Forest Resources George Hopper. (Photo by Russ Houston)

  • Fletcher Battles - Our People

    International Business Student Fletcher Battles featured in Mississippi State University's Our People on Nov. 30.

  • OSA Photo Contest Reception

    Student award winners from the 2015 Office of Study Abroad Photo Contest

  • Drum Circle

    In honor of International Education Week, the English Language Institute (ELI) hosted a drum circle with Dr. Robert Damm of the Mississippi State University Department of Music.

  • ISO Dinner

    Study abroad alumni and international students connected over their shared experiences laughing over the silly items they packed for trips and bonding over commonalities that transcend borders and cultures.

  • Video Contest

    Winners of the first international student video contest hosted by the International Institute. Pictured above (from left): Roy Jafari Marandi of the International Student Advisory Board, Xi Chen of the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars and Tooba Shabbir of the Pakistani Student Association with Dr. Jon Rezek the Interim Associate Vice President of International Programs and Interim Executive Director of the International Institute.

  • Pumpkin Patch

    The International Services Office hosted an afternoon for J-1 Exchange Visitors and their families at Country Pumpkins in Caledonia, Miss. as part of the Institute's cross-cultural activity offerings.

More than ever, global economic development, scientific exploration, and security are interconnected. The International Institute at Mississippi State University fully integrates the land-grant institution's 130-plus years of leadership teaching, research, and service in to the global arena. Founded in June 2011, the Institute serves as the hub of the university's global engagement and development activities.

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