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International Family Orientation Program

The Family Orientation Program provides information and resources for parents of new students. Topics include housing & dining, academic advising & course selection, healthcare and health insurance, tuition and billing, career services & learning through experience, and MSU traditions & the global Spartan network. 


Monday, August 19, 2019

International Families will join domestic U.S. Transfer Student Families. There will be special sessions for international families during the program. 

Location: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Schedule Overview

Program Sessions & Lunch
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Campus and Community Resource Fair
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Learn more about Michigan State University including admissions, academics, costs and making payments, and the Student Privacy Law - FERPA on Parents of International Students.


Presentations from Last Year - August 2018

These presentations will provide you with basic information about MSU. This information is subject to change for August 2019. August 2019 sessions will be posted during the summer.

Family Transitions and Parenting a College Student (PDF)

Academic Advising and Academic Success (PDF)

Living on Campus (PDF)

Career Services and Learning Through Experience (PDF)

Keeping Your Student Healthy (PDF)

Understanding U.S. Immigration Laws (PDF)

Joining the Global Spartan Network (PDF)