International Students

Let me extend greetings and warm wishes to any present or potential international students interested in Michigan Tech.

The world of higher education is changing so fast these days, but one of the clearest indicators of change is the international flow of people to universities. International study is not a new trend; Americans interested in graduate study in the 19th century flocked to German universities in order to complete their professional—and especially scientific—training.

In the global environment of the 21st century, the number of international students is likely at its highest point ever. When you stop and think about it, it’s quite fascinating that Michigan Tech, located in the northern portion of Michigan on the south shore of Lake Superior, now attracts more than 1,000 international students for both undergraduate and graduate study. As a result, you will find a dynamic community of international students here in Houghton.

The College of Sciences and Arts is a great destination for students from every country, but we seem a particularly suitable choice for students who seek to study science and technology. Michigan Tech is also an excellent choice for those students who seek to study the nature of the humanities and social sciences through the lens of communicating and managing science and technology. Each of these pursuits are becoming increasingly interdisciplinary; again, Michigan Tech is well suited to play its part in the education of students who can thrive in our ever-evolving global landscape.

We are small enough to allow students and faculty to easily build connections including undergraduate research experience as well as graduate study. Yet we are large enough to have faculty whose interests and passions lie in the most exciting fields. And we strive to make it is easy to reach across the boundaries between academic disciplines and departments. Our real goal is to provide students with a solid disciplinary foundation that allows interdisciplinary exploration.

Tech is an exciting place to go to school and to start your professional lives and careers—all in a community known for clean, crisp air and equally clean, cool waters. I am happy to help you in any way, from answering general questions to helping you locate the program of study that best serves your interests. Just drop me a note (bseely@mtu.edu) or call 906-487-2156. Thanks for looking us over!

Best wishes,
Bruce Seely