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International Services

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Office of International Services

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The OIS is an essential resource for international students, visiting scholars and faculty, and their dependents. We are responsible for providing immigration-related advice, assistance, and documentation services . We process applications for certificates of eligibility (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) for students who need to apply for F-1 or J-1 student visas. We also conduct mandatory workshops about the responsibilities, requirements, and benefits of student immigration status. Finally, the OIS serves as TC's liaison with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on matters concerning TC's international community.

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Office of International Services

Address: L5 Whittier Hall

Box: 7 * Phone: (212) 678-3939 * Fax: (212) 678-3990 * Email:

Office Director: Samantha Lu

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm    Friday: 9am - 5pm
Summer Hours (late May- late August)
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm    Friday: 9am - 3pm

*The OIS is closed on weekends and most national holidays.*

A New International Student's Journey to TC


The Story of TC: Maxine Greene

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