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American Language and Culture Program 2018

Summer Program at Michigan State University:

July 18 - August 8

The American Language and Culture Program is a Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities project with support from the American Semester Program, the English Language Center, and the College of Arts and Letters.

During the first two weeks of the program, students will participate in 24 hours of enriching coursework at Michigan State University. This program will give students the opportunity to improve their English proficiency significantly through participating in coursework in American culture and society. In past years, coursework has included American food and cuisine, American politics and identity, and student life in the United States.

Outside of the classroom, students will participate in social and cultural activities including professional development seminars, a baseball game, picnic BBQ, and more.

The final week of the American Language & Culture program includes an East Coast Tour of the USA.

Participants will experience the natural beauty of Niagara Falls, the hustle and bustle of New York City and the political and cultural history of Washington D.C.

On-Campus Program at MSU:  July 18 - August 1
East Coast Trip:  August 1 - August 8

Includes: on-campus housing, meals, course tuition, local excursions and East Coast Trip.

Learn more about the program:


Sample Schedule: Class is expected to run Monday through Thursday for three (3) hours each day from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Evening activities including excursions to local lakes, group BBQs, MSU’s own Dairy Store, and more are planned throughout the program. There will never be a dull moment! 

Students will live on MSU’s campus at Owen Hall and make new American and international friends from China, Australia, and various European countries. A meal plan is included.

Michigan State University Campus

Founded in 1855, MSU has a 5,200-acre campus with something for everyone!

  • Park-like beauty and naturally wooded areas
  • Opportunities for biking and walking
  • Swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness rooms, and gymnasiums
  • Plays, concerts, and dance performances at the Wharton Center Performing Arts

Many local sites and activities are available within walking distance of campus or are easily reached using public transportation.

  • Potter Park Zoo
  • MSU Horticultural Gardens
  • Native American Indian Museum
  • Abrams Planetarium
  • Michigan State Capitol Building
  • MSU sporting events


MSU Contact Information:

Dr. Russell E. Lucas
Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities

Dr. Xiao-huang Yin
Special Adviser to the Dean on Chinese Affairs, College of Arts and Letters