Message from Leadership and Staff Team

Welcome to the International Center! 

As a part of the Division of Student Life, the International Center (IC) serves the international population, facilitates intercultural and international education, and fosters a global campus community at the University of Michigan and beyond.   

The IC plays a significant campus-wide role as the central administrative unit, charged with providing advice and counsel on U.S. immigration regulations and compliance, per the University’s Standard Practice Guide.  We work with international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and their families (dependents) in several non-immigrant visa categories and provide permanent residency processing for University employees. 

Through an array of programming, the IC guides international students through U.S. culture and encourages them to become involved in campus life, while providing opportunities for U.S. and international students to interact in meaningful ways.  The IC also assists students to find and fund work, volunteer, or study programs overseas through its Peace Corps office and Education Abroad initiatives.  The IC utilizes its unique position within the University to promote international and intercultural engagement, to collaborate on engaged learning efforts, and to contribute to the goal of developing global graduates.