Anticipated International Student Enrollment Requirements for Fall Term 2023

During the pandemic, F-1/J-1 students who were in valid F-1/J-1 status on March 9, 2020, and whose  SEVIS ID had not changed since then, were able to choose any combination of in-person, hybrid or online courses (including all online) as long as they maintained a full course of study (or had an approved Reduced Course Load).

Although there has not yet been an official announcement from the U.S. government, we anticipate that beginning in  Fall Term 2023, pre-pandemic enrollment requirements will once again be in effect.

India In-Country Pre-Departure Orientation Student Leaders

The University of Michigan International Center is excited to host in-country Pre-Departure Orientations (PDO) for new international students and parents in June 2023 in India  The International Center is seeking PDO Student Leaders to volunteer for each event. Student Leaders will share valuable information with new students and their parents in order to prepare them for their arrival in Ann Arbor. They will also gain valuable experience developing skills in public speaking and peer-mentorship, as well as have this exciting opportunity to represent U-M abroad!

Premium Processing Now Available for Pending OPT Applications

USCIS will now accept Form I-907 premium processing requests for F-1 students with a pending Form I-765 employment authorization document (EAD) application if the student is filing for pre- or post-completion OPT, or for a STEM OPT extension. 

Beginning on April 3, 2023, USCIS will accept premium-processing requests when Form I-907 is filed with a Form I-765 employment authorization application.

Invest in a Global Campus Community on Giving Blueday

Wednesday, March 15 is Giving Blueday, U-M’s annual day of giving where friends, alumni, and colleagues around the world support what they love most about the university. This Giving Bluday, we invite those who are able to join us in supporting a global campus community to give to one of the two International Center funds to support our mission and efforts at U-M. Even an investment of $5 or $10 makes a difference! Whatever you donate is a charitable gift to the International Center.