Each year, nearly 6,000 international students and scholars from 130 countries join the Michigan State University family. At Michigan State University the Office for International Students and Scholars staff meet with international students and scholars and their families about immigration, employment, housing, health care, financial concerns, academic problems, travel and other personal issues. The office offers orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU.Featured programs include Friday evening coffee hours, an international student essay competition, a welcome reception hosted by MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and the East Lansing Kiwanis Club and a campus-wide global celebration event at the MSU Union.
Additionally, OISS serves as MSU's liaison to foreign embassies, sponsoring agencies and educational foundations that support international students.
We highly value the diverse perspective that our international students and scholars bring to the MSU campus. We believe that it is essential for our students to learn within the international and multicultural society in which we must all work and live.