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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

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

All you need to know about OPT processing delays

All you need to know about OPT processing delays

A number of international students who have submitted applications for Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization have been contacting OISS to express their concern with processing delays. The longest processing time OISS advisor has seen so far is 129 days. This blog will address the background of the processing delay issue and provide suggestions for … Continue reading

Become an Orientation Leader for IAOP 2016

Become an Orientation Leader for IAOP 2016

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) at Michigan State University is now accepting applications for paid positions as an Orientation Leader for the Fall 2016 International Academic Orientation Program (IAOP) taking place from August 20-26, 2016. Mandatory All-day trainings will be held on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19, 2016. The application … Continue reading