Have You Visited Your International Student Affairs Office Yet?
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Have You Visited Your International Student Affairs Office Yet?

Mar 22, 2016

When you arrive on a campus in a different country, it is important to know what resources are available to you. One of the places you may want to look into is your university’s International Student Affairs Office. This organization offers programs and services to international students and faculty, so it may help you adjust to life away from home.

“International Student Affairs” goes by different names on different campuses. Some of these include Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) and Office of International Student Affairs. 

While each university offers different services, here are 6 areas they may be able to help you with:

  1. Immigration rules and responsibilities
  2. Cultural adjustment
  3. Academic requirements
  4. Health insurance
  5. Campus life
  6. Paperwork for employment

Whether you are a new study abroad student or have a question that you need help answering, it may be a good idea to look into your International Student Affairs Office today. It could be a great resource for now and in the future.

For tips, advice and additional information around living and studying abroad, you can check out these helpful online resources.