New International Graduate Student Virtual Orientation

Attention International Students! Welcome to Michigan State University!

We are excited that you will be continuing your education at MSU. Below are several resources that will help you start your graduate education here.

  • If you missed our Virtual Welcoming & Resource Fair 2020 on Saturday, August 29, you can still view the asynchronous links at
  • Attend your department orientation – Know who the key people are in your department will be very helpful.
  • Watch the following videos
  • Get familiar with the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS). The office is a wonderful resource for international students. They can assist with:
    • Immigration and Maintaining Status
    • Health Insurance and Health Care
    • Cultural Adjustment
    • Your First Semester: What to Expect
    • And more!