International graduate students must attend an orientation program which typically is held in August. The orientation program introduces students to Michigan State University, to the American university educational system, to principles of classroom teaching and policies of the university, and to local community resources available to all students, and to students from specific countries. In addition, all students will take a variety of tests designed to analyze their proficiency in the English language with respect to assignment to classroom teaching responsibilities.  You will receive information to register for the SPEAK test and orientation program following receipt of your official offer of admission.

Recent legislation has created additional reporting requirements for international students. For detailed information about SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) contact:

Office for International Students and Scholars
Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 105
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-1720
Fax: 517-355-4657
oiss@msu.edu