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Welcome, 2014-2015 International Students!

Welcome to
Kalamazoo, MI!
Your Student Advisor Your Program Assistant Your Peer Mentor VI Info Sheet
Intls - Intsl 13-14
K's 13-14 International Students in South Haven, 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 2013, you comprise a total of 62 new international students - 27 visiting international students and 36 first-year degree-seeking students. Along with our 69 continuing degree seekers, you are an impressive group of 132 international students on campus for 2013-2014 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!"


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 with information about Kalamazoo and Michigan!

Your International Advisor

Angela Your International Student Advisor, Ms. Angela Gross (a K’ 93 graduate) will be among the first people to greet you and will continue to be a primary resource for you throughout your time at K.  The International Student Advisor coordinates your orientation program and assists you with personal, academic, and student visa-related matters. You have probably already heard from Angela via e-mail or telephone. Angela’s office is located in the Center for International Programs (CIP) in Dewing Hall.

Your International Program Assistant

Intl - Welcome Team1     Your International Program Assistant and Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Ms. Idah Chungu is a K ’13 graduate and is from Zambia. Idah recently joined the CIP full-time after working as the International Student Peer Mentor for two years. Idah will be available to help you adjust and find your way at Kalamazoo College. Idah’s office is also in the CIP. She is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from  2pm – 4:30pm to help you with any of the following:Visa questions, Optional Practical Training (OPT), Academic Training (AT), Federal & State taxes,anything else!

Your International Peer Mentor

Ramon Rochester

Ramon Rochestor, your International Student Peer Mentor, is a senior at K College, and is originally from Jamaica. Ramon will work in the CIP all year as the International Student Peer Mentor and will be a great resource to you. Ramon's Fall schedule is:

Monday: 12-2pm
Tuesday: 2-5pm
Wednesday: 12-2pm
Thursday: 12-3pm
Thursday: 3-5pm