When you become a student at UM-Dearborn, you join a thriving international community. Here you will find engaging faculty, academic challenge, and new experiences.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is here to help you transition to student life in the United States and to support you during your stay. From the time you are admitted until after you graduate, we will help you get the most out of your American higher education experience.
M-International is the portal for all F-1 international students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Through the M-International student portal, F-1 students can access a variety of eForms. Detailed information is available at the OIA Forms page.
The OIA employs international student advisors to help you understand—and comply with—rules and procedures associated with your F-1 or J-1 status. OIA advisors do not work for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They are employed by the University to assist you and to serve as designated school officials (DSOs). Our advisors hold individual appointments and immigration workshops throughout the year. We can also help with other issues—if we do not know the answer, we know where to send you to get the right answer.
How we can help
Start here for information about how to:
Prepare to come to the United States
- Required documentation
- Health insurance
Arrive on campus
- Check in and orientation
Navigate campus life as an International Student
- Immigration and Visa support
- Find work
- Discover community, clubs and mentorships
Visit with a J-1 visa
- Two-Year Home-Country Requirement
Are you seeking academic experiences outside the U.S.? We help students explore global learning opportunities.
OIA Office Hours
The OIA currently operates in-person Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm. The OIA office is located in the Union at Dearborn. During office hours, students are able to schedule in-person appointments.
The OIA continues to host daily virtual advising appointments as well. Click here to schedule a virtual advising appointment with an OIA advisor.
Office of International Affairs
780 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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