Life@Michigan Tech

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 students are required to participate in the Life@Michigan Tech seminar that provide the knowledge and tools to adapt to Michigan Tech.

The seminar is offered every semester.  There will be 2 sections in Fall 2023. You must sign-up for one section. The next session begins September 5, 2023 or September 6, 2023. Please use this FORM to sign-up for the seminar.  There is no additional cost to you for these workshops and they will not be listed on your class schedule.

The workshop topics include:

  • How to maintain your immigration status
  • Culture shock and adjusting to life in the U.S.
  • Laws, policies, and norms of the U.S.A.
  • Campus safety
  • Academic Integrity
  • Title IX laws and policies
  • Consent and Bystander Intervention
  • Current student panel Q & A

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IPS staff at 


The Life@Michigan Tech team:

Kellie Raffaelli

Director of International Programs and Services

Beth Lunde-Stockero

Executive Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance and Title IX

  • Abbi Halkola
  • Title IX Coordinator

Debra Charlesworth

Assistant Dean of the Graduate School

Funding for the development of this training was 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.