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Welcome, 2015-2016 International Students!

VI Info Sheet
Welcome to
Kalamazoo, MI!
Welcome to K Team Profiles Immigration Matters Your Program Assistant Your Peer Mentor
2014 International Students    
K's 14-15 International Students at Stetson Chapel in beautiful Kalamazoo, MI.

The Center for International Programs (CIP) and the International Student Welcome Team are excited to welcome all of you to the U.S., to southwest Michigan, and to Kalamazoo College! We are so happy that you have chosen "K" to be your home!

In 2015, you comprise a total of 58 new international students - 29 visiting international students and 29 first-year degree-seeking students. Along with our 72 continuing degree seekers, you are an impressive group of 130 international students on campus for 2015-2016 academic year!

Our mission is to support, encourage, and celebrate your presence on campus. Our goal is to help all of you feel at home both at "K" and in the world.

Please take a few moments to browse through the sections of this website that were created especially with you in mind. And feel free to stop by the Center for International programs (1st floor of Dewing Hall) anytime to say "Hi!"


Fall Newsletter

Intl Student Newsletter Fall 2015 

Intl - VI Info Sheet 13-14


Information Sheet for Visiting International Students
Contains important information for visiting international students, including conditions of participation, student responsibilities, and more.


Intl - Welcome to Michigan


    Welcome to Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA!

    A fun PowerPoint about Kalamazoo and Michigan!


Welcome to K! 

    Welcome to K! 

    Instructions to look at before your orientation.


Welcome Team Profile Picture 


Welcome Team Profiles

Get to know the welcome team!

Icon - CIP Hamo PNG

The CIP looks forward to welcoming you to campus in September. For any questions regarding immigration matters, please email


15-16 Peer Mentor 





Post Grad Fellow CVH

Your International Peer Mentor

Your International Student Peer Mentor

Terence Xu – International Student Peer Mentor

Year: Junior

Country: China

Major: Music and Psychology double major

Terence will work in the CIP all year as the International Student Peer Mentor and will be a great resource to you.


Your Program Assistant

Your International Program Assistant and Post-Baccalaureate Fellow:

Christian VanHouten.

Christian holds a BA in Philosophy with a concentration in Critical Theory from Kalamazoo College. His experiences studying abroad in Clermont-Ferrand, France as well as briefly traveling to Iraq and Jordan during high school are what piqued his interest in international studies. At the heart of this interest in culture is a fascination with life in contemporary global society, especially as it is expressed and represented through music, art, and media. He is available to help with: Visa questions, Optional Practical Training (OPT), Academic Training (AT), Federal & State taxes, and much more!