International Studies & Programs


CLACS Featured Stories

This is a compilation of recent stories reflecting MSU's engagement with Latin American and the Caribbean.

Why should interantional students come to MSU?

MSU Latin American students explain why coming to MSU was their best decision.


Alumni features: The Merciers from Panama

Granddaughter and grandfather meet at MSU to share their thoughts about studying at the University. Marlene graduated in spring 2018 and her grandfather came back from Panama for the first time in half a century to see her walk in her commencement ceremony.


Celebrating Romelia Widders

CLACS has prepared this video to celebrate the lifework of Romelia Widders as she retires from Michigan State University. As Assistant Director of the Office of Admissions, Romelia not only recruited and inspired thousands of Latin American students to pursue higher education at MSU, she also supported them throughout their education to overcome the many difficulties international students face.


Marissa Weil, Study Abroad Community-Based Research and Engagement Program

Marissa is one of our 2018 undergraduate scholarship recipients. Watch Marisa share her experiences living in the Peruvian Andes while participating in the Community-Based Research and Engagement Program. Learn why she believes all students should study abroad. Apply for the CLACS Undergraduate Scholarship to study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019. The Application deadline is Feb 10, 2019.