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About Us

MSU Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP) is an all-volunteer organization within the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) at Michigan State University.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase mutual cross-cultural understanding and goodwill between international students, visiting scholars, and their families, and the greater Lansing community.

What We Do

CVIP organizes social, educational and cultural activities and programs to support individual students' needs and supplement services offered by various units at MSU. All CVIP activities are free and open to all MSU international students and scholars.

CVIP activities are conducted by volunteer community members of the greater Lansing area. Members serve in organized programs designed to assist students in both group and individual settings.