Ask a Spartan questions in English or Mandarin Chinese Published: Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013
Ask a Spartan addresses students' sensitive questions and concerns in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Nominate someone for the 2013 Globie Awards! Published: Wednesday, 06 Feb 2013
Please consider nominating someone for the 2013 annual Globie Awards! This award is given to people on our campus and in our community who have distinguished themselves by their service to international students and scholars. The Office for International Students and Scholars will honor the unsung heroes that provide acts of kindness, both small and large help, to our community from far away places.
MSU to offer good wishes in Celebration of Chinese New Year Published: Wednesday, 06 Feb 2013
In celebration of the ancient tradition of Chinese New Year, the Career Services Network and International Studies and Programs have come together to offer New Year greetings and tangerines in the International Center Lobby on Friday, February 8 from 11:30 to 1:30 pm. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop to ring in the year of the snake.
[Video] Know the Law: A new resource for international students and scholars Published: Thursday, 15 Nov 2012
The Office for International Students and Scholars wants to ensure the safety of all international students and scholars at Michigan State University both on campus and within our community. To this end, OISS has partnered with MSU Police to bring a series of videos that explain the laws related to alcohol, driving policies, and parking rules, among others.
New travel signature procedures starting Nov 1 Published: Monday, 29 Oct 2012
Due to high volume, travel signatures will take one business day to be processed effective November 1, 2012. OISS requests that you drop your I-20 or DS-2019 at our front-desk and pick it up the following day after 3 PM. Documents dropped on Friday will be available for pick-up on the following Monday after 3 PM.
Join us at the Coffee Hour every Friday from 4 to 6 pm! Published: Thursday, 06 Sep 2012
Please join us every Friday from 4 to 6:00 pm for the Weekly Coffee Hour. This event takes place in the International Center (Spartan Room B & C) and is a great place to make new friends, practice your language skills, be involved and start the weekend… And the coffee is free!
Welcome Handbook: New edition now available online! Published: Saturday, 18 Aug 2012
The Welcome Handbook is an online publication that provides useful information and resources on many issues that are common to new and continuing international students and scholars at Michigan State University. Check out the 2012 edition at: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/resources/handbook.htm.
[Blog] I lost my passport. What do I do now? Published: Thursday, 19 Jul 2012
So you think you lost your passport? This can be a very unnerving and scary situation; this is one of those things that just happens from time to time. I want to assure you that you are not the first person this has happened to, nor will you be the last.
OISS releases fall 2011 statistics Published: Monday, 07 Nov 2011
Fall 2011 statistics for International Students at MSU.
Follow our blog OISSLive to learn about job opportunities, special events, and much more Published: Friday, 21 Oct 2011
Follow OISSLive at http://oissmsu.wordpress.com/.
New OISS Blog includes topics such as Career Opportunities/Experiential Learning, Student Perspectives, Programming, Community Outreach, and Immigration Regulations. Read more...
Beware: Email and phone scam Published: Saturday, 23 Jul 2011
Please be aware that there are people who use the telephone, mail and email system in an attempt to extort money from you. Please do not send money, your bank account number, credit card...
Counseling services for international students Published: Friday, 08 Apr 2011
Life in the U.S. can be exciting and at the same time, challenging. Many international students choose to talk to their friends and family when they experience challenges in their lives. However, there are times when your friends are too busy, when you feel that your parents can’t really understand, when you don’t want others to worry about you, when you need somebody who can listen but you don’t know who to turn to, when you have tried everything on your own but nothing&