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International Students

As a global organization itself, Michigan's Ross School of Business leads the way in developing students' global perspective.  Our range of special programs, international curriculum, special courses, and numerous regional studies centers across the University combine with our world-class faculty and diverse student body to give Michigan an edge in educating for cross-cultural commerce. At the core is the wealth of knowledge and experiences our students bring from around the world.

For those students coming from outside the U.S., the University and Ross School of Business offer several invaluable resources to provide you with significant support throughout your time at Michigan, including a list of international students that may offer their perspective on attending Ross.

Student Life

At Ross, you may participate in a broad array of student-run clubs and organizations that represent the interests of international students.  From groups like the Asian Business Association to the European Business Club, international student clubs provide the platform for networking and job search assistance.  In addition, the clubs are a great resource to assist with the transition to life in the United States.

Career Resources

International students face unique challenges during their career search.  Our Career Services (OCD) has created specific education materials to address these needs - from educating employers on the process of hiring non-U.S. citizens to developing rich contacts with recruiters interested in hiring international students. OCD also offers meetings, workshops and specific courses to discuss international career search issues and working in new environments.  International students are able to secure Curricular Practical Training (CPT) visas for their summer work experience. 

The International Center

The University’s International Center provides ongoing information, support and assistance across a wide variety of issues: visa and immigration questions, employment, taxation, health insurance, cross-cultural issues and other practical concerns important to the successful program completion and quality of life for international students.  In addition to ongoing support, each fall the International Center sponsors a series of Orientation Workshops for new students.

English for Business Studies

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Michigan offers a variety of courses for non-native speakers of English enrolled at the University of Michigan. The courses are designed to enable students to enhance their linguistic and communicative skills in order to become more effective, fully participating members of the academic community both during their time on campus and beyond. More than 30 one-credit and two-credit courses comprise the fall and winter semester curriculum, including advanced electives and discipline-specific courses. In addition, the ELI offers a number of special instructional programs in the spring and summer including English for Business Studies and English for Academic Purposes. These courses are particularly beneficial to incoming international students who wish to strengthen their communication skills prior to beginning classes in the fall.

For further information, send email correspondence to or call ELI at (734) 764-2413.