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For Faculty and Advisors

Faculty and the advisors play a vital role in supporting international students. Teaching and advising international students can be challenging due to language barriers and unfamiliarity with the cultures (from both sides). We have collected some resources below to support you in better engaging international students.


OISS Monthly Advisor E-Newsletter

The OISS Monthly Advisor Newsletter contains immigration and visa related reminders and information for advisors. To be added the list, email Ismail Adawe at adawe(at)msu.edu.

International Student Employment in the U.S.

U.S immigration laws have certain rules about international students work in the U.S. Go to Work in the U.S. to learn more about work authorization options for international students and resources students can use to find employment in the U.S.

MSU’s Career Services Network has developed award-winning career guides to help students—from freshmen to seniors—prepare for life after college. 

Career Services Network Career Guides

OISS and MSU Career Services Network developed a special guide to help international students, U.S. employers, and university advisors navigate work authorization options, job searching in the U.S., transitioning to the U.S. workplace, and more. 

MSU International Student Employment Guide (PDF)

Intercultural Communication Training

OISS offers Intercultural Communication Training if your team would like to learn more about communicating across cultures.