Writing Effective Emails by the English Language Institute (ELI)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Description: Have you ever struggled to write important email messages? Have you ever wondered whether your email messages hit the right tone and reflect the professional persona you wish to project? Given the importance of email in academic and professional settings, the ability to write effective e-mail messages is an essential skill. In this workshop we will focus on strategies for writing clear, effective and professional email. We will discuss the aspects of email that make it likely to be read, to be easily understood, and to create a good impression. 

U.S. Tax Withholding Forms (for Students only)

Friday, August 19, 2022

Description: This orientation workshop is designed for all U-M international employees (including international students who will work for U-M), and for students who will receive fellowships that pay for living expenses (not just tuition.)

Before you start work, you will be asked to fill out a number of forms, including Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-4, State of Michigan Form W-4, the "Alien Certificate", and perhaps other forms if your country has a tax treaty with the United States.

International Spouses/Partners Event Series

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Spouse Partner Event Series

Description: As a spouse/partner of a student, you may be asking yourself what you are going to do while here in the United States. Come to this event series to learn about some of the possibilities and meet other spouses/partners!

All three events will be led by the Michigan Language Center (MLC).

This session is being offered as part of International Orientation; however, registration is open to continuing students, as well.

Stress Less for Success

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Description: The psychologists at the Counseling and Psychological Services will explain what stress is, discuss stressful experiences that international students may go through, talk about mental health and how to get help​,​ and provide ​tools to manage stress. ​

This workshop is co-sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

This session is being offered as part of International Orientation; however, registration is open to continuing students, as well.

Driving the U.S. presented by AAA

Monday, August 15, 2022

Description: Are you new to driving in the United States? Driving conditions and customs may be different than what you are used to in your home country. This workshop will provide information to help you prepare for driving in the U.S., including driving tips, driving etiquette, and important skills to keep you safe on the roads in good and bad weather.

This workshop is co-sponsored by Michigan AAA.


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