Life@Michigan Tech

Welcome to all of our new International students!

Welcome to Michigan Tech, we are excited that you're here. We hope that your travels were safe and that you are settling into your accommodations and making new connections.

As you know, Michigan Tech attracts a diverse student population from around the world.  To help you adjust to Tech's academic and social community, all new international undergraduate, transfer, exchange, and graduate students are required to participate in a series of seven, one-hour Life@Michigan Tech workshops that provide the knowledge and tools to adapt to college culture.

You will sign up for a section of these workshops during your International Student Orientation sessions.  The workshop will begin the first week of spring semester.  There is no additional cost to you for these workshops and they will not be listed on your class schedule.

The workshop topics include:

  • Culture shock
  • American culture
  • Laws, policies, and norms of the U.S.A.
  • Life at Michigan Tech and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • Campus safety
  • Title IX laws and policies
  • Gender Identity
  • Consent
  • Bystander Intervention

... and a current student panel Q & A

You can view the Life@MichiganTech workshop syllabus here

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

We will see you soon,

The Life@Michigan Tech team:

Cassy Tefft de Muñoz

Director of International Programs and Services

Beth Lunde-Stockero

Title IX Coordinator

Darnishia Slade

Director of International Career Education

Rhys Edwards

Director of NCAA Compliance and Student-Athlete Services

Debra Charlesworth

Assistant Dean, Graduate School

Funding for this training is provided by the State of Michigan/Michigan Department of State Police Grants and Community Services Department.  Grant Number CSA-5-16 - Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.