Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS)

OISS welcomes all international students pursuing their educational goals at Eastern Michigan University!


Our Mission

We assist and advise international students and scholars with their unique educational and personal goals. We offer programs that engage the EMU community in global awareness and learning.


Our Vision

We will be a model of activities, advising and advocacy for innovative international education and student-focused services that engage the community in global learning.


Activities at OISS

  • Assisting International Students in reaching educational and career goals
  • Advising International students in matters such as: Orientation, Immigration,Finances, Employment, Personal Concerns
  • Preparing documents needed to maintain favorable immigration status
  • Consulting with faculty and staff on international student affairs
  • Promoting international education and understanding both on campus and throughout the community
  • Initiating cross-cultural activities and programs.


EMU Mission

EMU enriches lives in a supportive, intellectually dynamic and diverse community. Our dedicated faculty balance teaching and research to prepare students with relevant skills and real world awareness. We are an institution of opportunity where students learn in and beyond the classroom to benefit the local and global communities.


EMU Vision

Eastern Michigan University will be a premier public university recognized for student-centered learning, high quality academic programs and community impact.

Read more about EMU's Mission, Vision and Values.




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