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Who is this for?
International students at MSU! The first few months in the United States can be difficult for new international students, regardless of where you come from or how confident you are in your English skills. It takes time to adjust to a new academic environment.
What is this?
A short online course for students like you! This course will help you with your transition to American academic life. Through a series of engaging videos and activities, you will set the tone and establish the basic skill set to be ready when the semester starts in August.
What if I have already started studying at MSU?
That's ok! You can still take the course. In fact, you should! No matter how long you have been here, this will help you be more comfortable with the MSU academic environment.
How do I get started?
Sign up below! The course is offered online through Desire2Learn (D2L), MSU's learning platform, and is always available. Because the course is self-paced, you can start whenever you want and progress at your own pace. The course is free for all MSU students, visiting scholars, and staff.

If you are not able to see the form above, and you are interested in signing up for this course, you can email one of the course instructors directly (please email us from your MSU email address):

Luca Giupponigiupponi@msu.edu
Kim Benedictobenedi59@msu.edu
Austin Kaufmannakauf@msu.edu