International Student Services Director's Message

On behalf of the staff of International Student Services, we would like to welcome you to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Our office staff looks forward to assisting you as you become acclimated to MSUM and the Fargo-Moorhead area. We will do our best to make your experience at MSUM a positive and productive one. Please feel free to contact us at any time as you encounter the many issues that “come with the territory” of traveling to a foreign land. Again, we will be happy to help you the best we know how.

When you arrive, it is not uncommon to have many questions, and your first weeks on campus are likely to be the most confusing. Much information will come at you quickly and it will be hard to absorb it all; however, we would like to highlight a few things that you might find important.

At the beginning of each semester, our office hosts many new student orientation activities that are designed to help introduce you to the services and people available to help you as you experience life at MSUM. Please take advantage of our International Student Orientation as it will help you adjust more quickly. International Student Services also hosts many events throughout the academic year. Through these events, you will have an opportunity to meet many friends and enjoy intriguing conversation. Please join us and bring your friends!

Our office is located in CMU 120. Feel free to visit ISS any time we can be of assistance to you — or just stop in to say hi!

Best wishes in all of your pursuits.

Director, International Student Services