Grand Valley State University is home to 428 F-1 and J-1 international students. Our office advocates for international students on campus and serves as a primary resource for legal, cultural, and social matters for international students. We work closely with many offices across campus, as well as organizations in our community to help international students feel at home and connected with community.

Planning to Attend GVSU in FALL 2018

Find more information regarding your arrival at Grand Rapids, your on and off campus housing options and your course registration.



Please complete these required forms: 

Student Information  F1 Student Regulations   J1 Student Regulations


Making an appointment

If you would like to speak with one of us about any question you may have, please plan a time to meet with us! Call 616 331 3898 or email istudents@gvsu.edu to make your appointment.

Walk-in hours will resume at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester!

PEEPS Volunteer Program

Current domestic and international students are welcome to meet the new international students through our PEEPS Program!

Sign up to be one of our PEEPS to take part in the social activities during international student orientation. PEEPS Activities will be taking place August 17-20. 

This program is completely free! All you need to do is organize your own transportation to and from campus!

Please contact Libby with any questions: jawishel@gvsu.edu 

Page last modified May 10, 2018