International Students

MSU is home to students from 130 different countries and, as an international student, you have unique challenges and opportunities. We want your time at MSU to be the best that it can be.

Living on campus allows you to meet new friends and experience all that campus has to offer through our many living, dining, employment and campus life options. As you experience our community, international culture, sports, arts and entertainment, we’ll help you live on and live well.

Between Semester Housing

The residence halls close for the fall semester break at 8 p.m. on the Friday of finals week. All residents (except those living in Owen, Van Hoosen and University Village) are required to leave the halls during this time period or, if applicable, apply for a Between Semester Housing plan.

The Between Semester Housing plan is only available to residents in McDonel, Hubbard, Rather, Emmons and Wonders halls. The plan includes housing for residents in their current rooms for the duration of winter break and meals in select dining halls. The total cost for the Between Semester Housing plan will be charged to individuals' student accounts. Students not living in these locations, will need to make alternative arrangements. Accommodations are available at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.