MSU leader reflects on growth of international students

May 5, 2014

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The process of moving to another country for studies is daunting. There’s paperwork to be filed, cultural adjustments and lots of questions. At MSU, the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) helps international students navigate school in the U.S. For over a decade Peter Briggs has served as the Director of OISS. Briggs is retiring this fall.

Under his leadership MSU’s international reputation has continued to grow, drawing students from around the world. Briggs joined Current State to reflect on his work and the role international students play at Universities.

Briggs tells Current State that OISS is the designated office on campus that works on the bureaucratic parts of getting somebody from another country here, and then helping them face the challenges of functioning in America.