November Student of the Month:      Mariana Desiree Reale Batista

November Student of the Month: Mariana Desiree Reale Batista

Student of the Month: Mariana Desiree Reale Batista Hometown: Salvador, Brazil Major: Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate, Mariana Batista, came to Michigan State in 2014 from Salvador, Brazil after working as an engineer for the Ford Motor Company. Following her interests in the automotive industry, Mariana has taken full advantage … Continue reading

October Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass

October Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass

Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya Major: Accounting “Stay open-minded and try everything,” says Hafsa Abass, a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and student philanthropist at MSU who promotes education for young girls in Kenya and advocates for greater international cultural understanding. “Just because things are different, doesn’t make them worse.” Hafsa’s journey to … Continue reading

Sick? No Insurance Card? Here’s what to do!

Sick? No Insurance Card? Here’s what to do!

This year MSU is transitioning to Blue Care Newtork (BCN) for student insurance for the first time. Because of the transition, the delivery of insurance cards to MSU international students has been delayed. Several students have contacted our office because they are not sure what to do if they are sick or hurt and don’t … Continue reading

#OISSOnTheIsland Takeover!

#OISSOnTheIsland Takeover!

On Saturday, July 30 160 international and domestic students traveled from East Lansing to Mackinac Island! Students, parents and families got to ride bikes around the island, ate fudge, rode in a horse drawn carriage and so much more. The #OISSOnTheIsland group visited iconic places such as Arch Rock and the Grand Hotel. They enjoyed … Continue reading

Provisional Admits: Understand Your IAOP Schedule Builder

Provisional Admits: Understand Your IAOP Schedule Builder

This blog is for Fall 2016 new incoming international students to understand their personal IAOP Schedule. Students should print and bring to all required sessions or show on your phone or tablet. Note: This blog is for the provisionally admitted students. If you are regular admitted students, click this blog: Regular Admits: Understand Your IAOP … Continue reading

Regular Admits: Understand Your IAOP Schedule Builder

Regular Admits: Understand Your IAOP Schedule Builder

This blog is for Fall 2016 new incoming international students to understand their personal IAOP Schedule. Students should print and bring to all required sessions or show on your phone or tablet. Note: This blog is for the regular admitted students. If you are provisional students, go to here: https://oissmsu.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/provisional-admits-understand-your-iaop-schedule-builder/ First, you will want to … Continue reading

Are you not receiving OISS emails?

Are you not receiving OISS emails?

If you aren’t receiving emails from OISS, then they could be going to your Clutter folder! Quite a number of undergraduate students have told us that they are unable to receive emails sent from OISS recently. A lot of times it is because of the “Clutter” feature, in the relatively new Outlook 365 email system … Continue reading