Visiting Student Program
On behalf of XXX University, I congratulate you on your decision to study in the United States and your acceptance into XXX University’s visiting student program.
All international students are required to attend international student orientation. Orientation is scheduled for the Tuesday before the beginning of classes. This fall semester, orientation will be held in the morning of August 15th. Therefore, students need to arrive to the university no later than August 12th and no earlier than August 10th.
Students needing transit from the airport to the University must fly into XXX Airport. Students must notify the Office of International Education of their flight itinerary at least two weeks before their arrival so that arrangements can be made for their airport pickup. Itineraries should be emailed to XXX at …. All students from the same university must arrive and depart from the US as a group. At the end of the semester, students must notify the Office of International Education of their departure details three weeks before their departure if they need transit to the airport. Students leaving after the fall semester need to vacate their dorm by December 17th. Airport shuttles will not be made after December 17th, as the University will be on vacation. Students flying out before 11:00 am or during the weekend may be required to stay at a hotel at their own expense before their flight.
Students participating in the visiting student program receive free housing on-campus in a University dorm. Students are required to submit the international housing application. This form can be requested from the program director at your campus or from XXX. Students can move into their dormitory a week before the beginning of classes and must move out no later than the Tuesday after exam week. Students must pay a deposit fee of XXX for their dormitory.
Visiting students are required to pay tuition at XXX University. Students can expect the cost of tuition to range between XXX and XXX for full-time fifteen undergraduate credit hours of study. Students attending classes during the summer session will be required to pay additional tuition for each credit hour of study. Undergraduate students must maintain 12 credit hours for full-time status and graduate students must maintain 9 credit hours. Students will be required to add the appropriate credit hours of course work at their own expense if they drop a class that results in the student having a course credit load that is less than 12 credit hours/9 graduate credit hours.
Visiting students are required to purchase university health care at a cost of about XXX per year or about XXX for XXX months. Students must make this payment during their first three days on campus.
Generally, students will take 4 classes of study at XXX. XXX will serve as the academic advisor to all visiting students. If students have any curricular requirements, he should be notified with the specifics of these requirements at least two weeks before the start of classes so that appropriate arrangements can be made. All visiting students will be required to take at least one ESL course. Students with a TOEFL score of XXX or higher (or its approved equivalent) may petition out of the ESL course.
Students can expect to pay around XXX to XXX a semester for books for their classes. However, the exact amount will vary depending on the courses selected. Students are encouraged to visit the bookstore or its website before the start of classes to estimate the cost of textbooks for the semester. See the Useful Website section below for the bookstore website
Students can expect to spend XXX a month for food depending on their dietary habits. Students are not required to purchase a meal plan at the University but may choose to do so. Meal plan rates start at XXX for 100 meals during the semester.
所有国际学生需参加国际学生迎新会。迎新会将于开课前一周的周二举办。迎新会定于8月15日上午。因此学生入校不得晚于8月12日，且不可早于8月10日。国际学生办只提供xxx国际机场的接机服务。为保证国际学生办顺利安排接机，学生必须提前两周通知国际学生办公室准确的行程安排及航班信息。请将行程信息以邮件形式发送给XXX, 邮箱：… 为保证学生的安全，MSU要求所有来自同一所中国院校的学生必须有组织地一起出发，抵达，离开机场。学期末，如果学生需要送机，学生需要提前三周通知国际学生办公室。特别提示，由于学校放假，学生需要在12月17号之前腾出宿舍，学校不提供12月17日之后的送机。除此之外，国际学生办的工作时间是周一至周五，如果学生的航班早于上午十一点或是在周末，学生可能需要在XXX留宿以等候飞机起飞，其间所产生的食宿费用学生自己承担。