Information for International Students
Navigating the American Experience
Graduate Student Affairs offers a workshop series geared towards helping international students adjust to US culture. Domestic students are also welcome, as the workshops are informal conversations around specific topics, and the more opinions, examples, and answers for questions the better. A light meal is provided for these events, so please RSVP, indicating which workshop you're interested in, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Students and Scholars Office
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) provides assistance with immigration procedures necessary for international students to maintain legal student status. The ISSO also serves as an advising center for employment, cross-cultural adaptation, academics, health insurance and how each of these relates to visa status.
The ISSO sponsors special activities for international students throughout the year and also distributes a bimonthly, e-mail newsletter. More information can be found on the ISSO Web site, including the International Students and Scholars Handbook (housing, banking, social security numbers, transportation, local events, etc).
The Intercultural Center (ICC) is a great resource for graduate students. It houses an extensive resource room with a computer cluster that has Internet access and printing, a conference room and a kitchen. The latter two can be reserved through the center's main office.
All of the ICC clubs are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students can attend meetings, participate in shows and other events. Graduate students cannot run for elected positions in undergraduate student clubs.
To find out more, drop by the Center or give them a call.