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President's Message


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Thank you for your interest in Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP).

As you explore this website, you will find details about our programs, all of which are intended to welcome international students and scholars to MSU and to make their time with us more interesting, educational, and comfortable.

For international students and scholars, we offer many programs to assist with English language fluency, cross cultural enrichment, and limited assistance with some of the basic needs of housekeeping.  For community volunteers, we offer several opportunities with commitments ranging from one or two activities a year to weekly meetings with conversation partners.  Most of our opportunities offer face to face contact with international students and scholars.   We are also pleased to accept donations of usable housekeeping items for our International Student Lending Center.

I hope that you will take a few minutes and review some of the programs that we offer.  If you see something that interests you, you can apply on line either as a student/scholar or as a community volunteer.   If you simply want more information, please send an e-mail or give us a call.

Please feel free to share our site with your friends who may be interested.  We'd love to hear from you again.  And again.  And again.

Rick Emerson