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Accepted American Semester & Exchange

Fall 2024 Arrival Date for all ASP&E Participants

Wednesday, August 21, 2024


Fall 2024 Mandatory Orientation 

Friday, August 23- Saturday, August 24, 2024 


You will soon be traveling to Michigan to participate in the American Semester & Exchanges programs at Michigan State University! The ASP&E team is here to support you before, during, and after your program. If you have any concerns, big or small, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you!

Before you begin your next steps, it is vital you change your NetID password, if you have not already done so. Your NetID gives you access to MSU services and resources across campus, and the University's web-based email system, Spartan Mail.

To change your NetID password, visit:

To check your MSU email, visit:

PLEASE NOTE: There are more than 7,000 international students from around the world studying at MSU. Sometimes it is easy for departments or groups to accidentally send information that is not necessarily relevant or accurate for you. As a result, our team suggests only following instructions provided by our team. If you receive something you are not sure about, please feel free to ask our team for clarification.



Orientation is a mandatory requirement for all ASP&E students.  It is also a required component of your immigration compliance in the U.S. (for both J-1 and F-1 visa holders). Orientation takes place prior to the start of classes each semester. You can expect the following topics to be discussed during orientation:

  • Getting to know MSU and Michigan culture
  • Introducing you to MSU Campus life
  • Navigating campus and a campus tour
  • Setting Academic Expectations
  • Meeting with an Academic Advisor
  • Attending social events with other ASP&E and American students

Fall 2024 Orientation: August 23-24, 2024



We have created numerous orientation modules to assist with your arrival in East Lansing, Michigan. The Visa & Arrival module is the first module you should review upon acceptance to our program. Our Course Enrollment & Registration module will help you understand course enrollments and how to access additional course-related materials and information.

The Housing & Dining Plans module will help you learn more about on-campus housing, what to expect, and how to prepare. The Student Accounts & Bills module will walk you through general billing information and how to pay bills at MSU.

Finally, the Health & Safety module will help you understand insurance, health, and safety for your time on campus.

These modules are here for you. It is expected you will review each module before inquiring additional information from us. If you do have further questions, do not hesitate to ask.