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The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) extends a warm welcome to all new international students. We hope your experience here is positive and we look forward to working with you in the year ahead.You are about to join Michigan State University's (MSU) international community. MSU enrolls more than 7,000 international students and has a rich tradition as an institution with a global perspective. Your presence enriches the campus in countless ways.

OISS coordinates and administers programs that serve international students, faculty, and visitors to the MSU community. Our advising staff is aware of the demands associated with studying in another country and we have experience in meeting the special needs of international students. We invite you to visit our office when we can be of assistance to you. Some of our services include:

  • Advising and assistance with immigration issues
  • Making referrals to other campus services to assist you
  • Helping to connect you to the community
  • Serving as a liaison with foreign embassies and consulates

The International Academic Orientation Program is designed to help introduce you to the campus, its special services, and to assist students and many of the people who will become your friends during your time in East Lansing. We hope you will take full advantage of all the International Academic Orientation Program activities.

MSU has partnered with Delta Air Lines to provide new and returning international students with a discount on flights. The discount will only apply for MSU international students who travel from July 15-Dec. 31, 2014 on roundtrip flights originating outside of the United States and arriving in Lansing, MI (LAN) or Detroit, MI (DTW).

Round-trip discounted airfares are valid through Delta, Delta Connection and Delta codeshare flights operated by KLM, Air France, and Alitalia.Tickets and reservations can be purchased online at or by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111 Monday –Friday, 7 A.M. – 7 P.M. CDT. A Direct Ticketing Charge will be applied when booking airfare by phone. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options, and enter the Meeting Event Code in the box provided on the Search Flight page. The Meeting Event Code will be emailed to your MSU email address.

Best wishes for success in the year ahead.

Peter Briggs, Director


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