Congratulations on your acceptance to University of Michigan! International Center staff is excited to welcome you to campus.
Though this summer we will not be able to offer an in-person orientation due to COVID-19, the International Center remains committed to serving and supporting new international students. You are welcome here!
See a list of comprehensive resources for new students, parents, families, and virtual offerings below.
- Meet Our Summer Orientation Peer Advisers
- Fall Term 2020 FAQs for New Students
- International Student Welcome Booklet
- Pre-Arrival Guide for New International Students
- Parents and Families
- Graduate Students with Children
- Ann Arbor Area Visitors Guide
- Virtual Pre-departure Orientation - Taiwan: recommended for new students from Taiwan.
- Virtual Pre-departure Orientation - China: recommended for new students from P.R.China.
- Virtual Pre-departure Orientation for New International Students: open to all new international students
During this informal virtual chat, new international students will be able to ask general questions and connect with other new students. Each session will be primarily led by our summer orientation peer advisers who are international students. Register to view Zoom livestream information and receive a confirmation email.
Summer Orientation Peer Advisers use Blog and Videos to document their personal stories and share useful tips with new international students.
P2P Conversations is a program which connects our Summer Orientation Peer Advisers with new international students and offers an opportunity for new international students around the world to meet each other.
Through a series of virtual sessions, our Peer Advisers will provide information and resources based on their personal experiences and answer questions from new students. Each session starts with a short presentation on a specific topic and then is followed by a Q&A.
You may register as many sessions as you are interested by using either the registration link or the QR code. Register to view Zoom livestream information and receive a confirmation email. The presentations and recordings will be available in the International Center Summer Orientation Canvas site after the sessions.
To make new international students feel welcome to the U-M community, effective Monday, August 17, Summer Orientation Peer Advisers will hold virtual office hours to answer general questions that are related to life in Ann Arbor and at University of Michigan. You may join as many as they like. You can also drop in or leave at any time during the office hours.
To secure the virtual office hours, you need to go to Summer Orientation Virtual Office Hours to select the date and time in order to obtain the Zoom link. When you join the Zoom meeting, you must use your umich email account to log in.
Join the Canvas Course: International Center Summer Orientation
Once you have joined our Canvas course, you will be able to view workshop presentations and videos. Some of the presentations will also be offered virtually and you can sign up here in order to view the live stream information. We are constantly uploading new presentations and videos as they become available so be sure to check the course site periodically for updates.