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Information for Incoming International Students

Welcome to the Residential College!

On this page, you can find some helpful links and information for incoming RC
international students:

RC Information for Incoming Students

ONSP International Orientation 

UM International Center

All incoming students, including international students, are required to live in East Quad during their first two years, but the Housing website also has useful information on early arrivals and term break housing options.

Financial Aid

Note about RC language requirement:
While the Residential College encourages all students to enroll in our intensive language courses, international students may also qualify for a native speaker language exemption (through both the RC and LSA). Find out more about the RC and LSA language requirements through the following links:

LSA Language Requirement

RC Languages/Proficiency FAQ

"I didn't know anybody when I came to the University of Michigan. Joining the Residential College meant finding a community of people who were welcoming and willing to make campus a home for me. I've grown so much by living and learning in this space and I know my experiences here will last a lifetime."
     - 'Dolapo Adeniji, RC Class of 2017
       International Studies major, RC Crime & Justice minor

"As an international student from Japan, coming to the University of Michigan was the most overwhelming challenge in my life. Due to the language barrier, it was very hard to understand lectures, finish my assignments, and make friends. The Residential College was a great community that supported me during the hardships. The professors in the RC really care about our success and passions. Their courses are not easy, but they are always there to help students. My RC friends have always been there to support me. After my freshman year, I became a tutor for the intensive Japanese class and joined the mentorship program (RC MAP) to support students who are having a hard time. It is also great to find my RC friends at different occasions on campus such as in my major, Organizational Studies. I really appreciate the support and opportunities that the RC has given me."
- Yuka Naya, RC Class of 2018
Organizational Studies major, Economics minor