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Project Explore

Project Explore serves as the Chinese undergraduate student advisory group for OISS. This is a thinking group that develops ideas and recommends actions. Founded in the fall of 2010, in light of an increasing number of undergraduate Spartans from China, OISS formed Project Explore to help the MSU campus community explore and meet the needs of undergraduate students from China.

There are seven Chinese undergraduate international Spartans serving on Project Explore. Members are chosen for their academic standing, involvement on campus and ability to reflect on their experiences at MSU.

Programs and Activities

On-Campus Job Resource Program

The On-Campus Job Resource Program promotes the idea of working on-campus in order to prepare for future internships and careers. The program gives students an opportunity to talk with campus employers and learn about the value of on-campus employment from current students. This program takes place during the fall semester. 

Consultations with Campus and Community Departments and Programs

Provide insight to leaders of campus and community departments and programs in order to help improve services and experiences for international students at MSU. 

Pre-Departure Programs in Beijing and Shanghai

The Pre-Departure program organized by OISS and Project Explore provides an opportunity for newly admitted Chinese students and their parents to learn more about MSU before arriving on campus. Pre-Departure programs take place in May or June every year. 

If you're a Chinese undergraduate international student and are interested in getting involved, please contact Liz Matthews at elizm(at)


Zhishan (Amanda) Li side-by-side 288.pngZhishan Li


Chengxi (Eric) Xie side-by-side 288.pngChengxi Xie

Jiatong Li side-by-side 288.pngJiatong Li

Yuxuan (Chloe) Zhang side-by-side 288.pngYuxuan Zhang

Jing Li side-by-side 288.pngJing Li

Haoran Liu side-by-side 288.pngHaoran Liu

Linlan Cai