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.