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Office for International Students and Scholars

James Dorsett, Director

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides services for students and scholars from over 130 countries who enroll, conduct research, or teach at Michigan State University. These services include advising on immigration procedures, financial needs, and personal concerns to promote a successful experience at MSU. OISS provides orientation sessions, workshops, and cultural events designed to acclimate students and scholars to the MSU community. OISS is MSU’s primary information resource on issues related to international students and scholars; it collaborates with the offices of Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid, in addition to academic colleges, departments, and schools. The office acts as a liaison with community, national, and international organizations and agencies on international student and scholar issues.

For more information, call 1-517-353-1720, email, or visit