International students are an important and integral part of the University. With small classes and many opportunities for involvement on campus, international students have the chance to intimately learn about American culture. The Office of International Student Services helps international students with information about immigration issues, provides support for academic and cultural adjustment, and offers opportunities for involvement in the University community.
Special programs include an orientation program at the beginning of each semester which introduces new students to immigration regulations, the University and its services, to the U.S. system of education, and to the cross-cultural differences they may encounter. Other programs, like a speaker's bureau, International Week, and the Campus Connector Program facilitate cross-cultural learning and exchange. To learn more about services we offer, please explore the list on the left.
The Office of International Student Services is the liaison between international students and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The office can help students prepare the forms necessary to maintain F-1 or J-visa status, obtain permission to work or get practical training, or transfer from one institution to another.