International students on a study abroad trip to Athens, Greece

Welcome International Students!

Bitaem. Dobrodosli. Benvingut. Velkommen. Tervetuloa. 歡迎光臨. Willkommen. Bienvenue. Aloha. Selamat dating. Benvenuto. 환영합니다. Bem-vindo. Добро пожаловать. Ласкаво просимо.

Each year Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) welcomes numerous international students to its campuses. We are a two-year community college, providing the first two years of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree, as well as a variety of occupational/career programs. Whatever you wish to pursue as your academic program of study or major, you’ll find it here. View our full list of programs here.

Programs for International Students:

  • University transfer
  • Intensive English + Academic Program of Study
  • Degrees & Certificates
  • Short-term study for Aviation

Top Reasons to Choose Northwestern Michigan College:

  • Rigorous academic courses
  • Personal attention and communication from faculty and staff
  • Quality education
  • Lower cost
  • Small classes
  • Transfer pathways to top U.S. universities
  • Beautiful, safe and friendly campus
  • Personal advising
  • Advanced technology

Student Population:

NMC enrolls nearly 4,000 students at its four Traverse City campuses each year, including around 35 international students from over 15 different countries around the world.

Benefits of Attending NMC:

  • Reception by an NMC official upon your arrival at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)
  • Access to on-campus residence hall housing
  • Approval for on-campus employment
  • Community and cultural orientation
  • Assistance with obtaining visas, optional practical training (OPT), and transfer to four-year colleges and universities
  • Liaison to other college support services such as academic tutoring and language support
  • Liaison to community groups

Our campus is home to diverse educational programs, excellent teaching staff and outstanding facilities. NMC offers you a high-quality education experience in one of the most beautiful and enjoyable destinations in the world.

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