International Affairs

Office of International Affairs
780 Town Center Drive
Dearborn MI 48126
Telephone: 313-583-6600
Fax: 313-583-6725


The Office of International Affairs welcomes and commits to provide support services to international and domestic student, faculty and visiting scholars at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Our campus community is dedicated to providing quality services addressing the following:

  • Form DS-2019 and/or I-20
  • Admission Process
  • Students Success Assistance
  • Faculty Exchange
  • Employment
  • Community Engagement
  • English Language Program
  • Overseas Traveling 
  • Health Insurance – all F1/J1 students are required to have health insurance that meets UM-D standards
  • Housing Referrals
  • Homeland Security Compliance Advising
  • Cross-cultural programs and workshops
  • Emergency Assistance

Potential students are afforded assistance to ensure a seamless admissions process. Assistance begins once prospective students express an interest in the university and continues throughout their academic tenure. The OIA Provides information to international students scholars about maintaining F-1 and J-1 status. They are encouraged to explore and integrate within the local and metropolitan communities while being challenged with the rigor of the university’s academic process. The students Success Center offers diverse academic, personal and professional support through blended services that are designed to complement and support the educational track.

As we prepare our students to achieve the “Degree That Makes the Difference,” we encourage and support our students to participate in study abroad, global civic engagement projects and overseas internship employments. These opportunities help provide practical applications to what our students are learning within their academic programs. UM-Dearborn offers faculty led study abroad opportunities and assistance to students that participate in non-UM-Dearborn programs.

OIA works with the academic units to explore and support faculty exchange opportunities. Currently, the University of Michigan-Dearborn works with colleges and universities in over ten countries where faculty, students and resources are shared and rich friendships are discovered. The University of Michigan-Dearborn welcomes worldwide intellectual dialogue and exchanges that provide our students with a diverse global perspective and that challenges and prepares them for the Twenty-first Century and beyond.