East Lansing Welcomes the World is an annual program in which the city of East Lansing welcomes international students from Michigan State University (MSU), and their families, to the city. The program is held on a Sunday in September or October from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is a partnership between the library, the city of East Lansing and Michigan State University.
The event includes an American-style picnic with food from a local caterer, music, family activities and welcoming remarks by the mayor, president of the university, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and me. The OISS office schedules buses to loop around to three campus area stops to bring students and families to the event.
A public library welcomes international students from a local university with an afternoon of food, music and activities.