The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.

Services include:

  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations.
  • Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU.
  • Serving as a liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars.
  • Contributing to the internationalization of MSU by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions.

General Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(closed during lunch from
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)

Walk-in Hours:
Fall and Spring:
Monday through Friday
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday through Friday EXCEPT Wednesday
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Walk-in hours are generally reserved for individuals who have short 15-minute questions. No appointment is needed for walk-ins. If you want to meet with an advisor for a longer time, we suggest that you call and make an appointment.


Office for International Students and Scholars

Michigan State University
International Center

427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 105

East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-1720
Fax: 517-355-4657


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