A list of translation services available across Michigan can be downloaded here. (Note that OGE does not endorse any particular agency.) We do not have official translation services onsite.
Resources to Support International Students:
We have tips and resources specifically to address some common questions faculty and staff often have about supporting international students.
International travel advice:
OGE closely monitors health and safety factors that impact our international programs, including U.S. State Department and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerts, and contributes to institutional decisions on high-risk travel. We do not provide general travel advice to the campus community. Study Abroad students receive advising and orientations that provide general guidance on international travel, including applying for a passport, basic guidance on student visas, and international insurance as it relates to their Study Abroad experience. Incoming international students receive advising on obtaining their U.S. student visa and information that aids their arrival and settling into Mount Pleasant.
Support for international faculty and staff:
OGE facilitates the immigration process by which international scholars (e.g. short-term researchers or instructors) and international faculty and staff can be employed by CMU. As part of our compliance obligations, we provide guidance on J-1-related matters. However, we are unable to provide support on the settling-in process (finding housing, setting up a bank account, buying a car, etc.). A list of campus resources available to international faculty and staff is available on our website. Hiring departments also may provide assistance with these matters.
Faculty interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award:
OGE has introductory information about Fulbright opportunities for faculty on our website, and we can provide institutional information that may be needed for an application (data on international activities, internationalization goals, etc.). However, our capacity is limited to assist with the application itself. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies can be contacted as the CMU liaison for faculty who plan to submit an application for a Fulbright Scholar Award.
Faculty seeking to establish or renew an international agreement:
All international partnerships and agreements should be developed in conjunction with the executive director of the Office of Global Engagement. Overseas partners and activities will be vetted for academic and financial viability, mutual interest and outcomes, risk management, and legal considerations prior to agreements being signed. OGE takes the lead on drafting agreements and consulting with relevant stakeholders as needed. Ultimately, international agreements must be approved by the relevant chair; dean; OGE; and the Office of Licensure, Regulatory Services and Human Capital prior to being signed by the provost and/or president. Please see the Partnerships section of the OGE website for additional information. Allow 6-8 weeks for drafting and review of agreements.