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OUR MISSION

The Office of International Services (OIS) is committed to providing services and programs that support the growth, development, and welfare of international students and scholars on multiple levels -– immigration regulatory advising and processing, cultural adjustment, social enrichment, and assistance with practical matters related to living in the U.S. The OIS also acts as a center for cultural and educational programming that advances cross-cultural understanding and interaction between U.S. and international students and scholars and promotes cultural competency across the College.

We offer advising, programs, and specialized support in the following areas:

  • Advising international students and scholars on compliance with immigration laws and regulations.
  • International student programs that enrich the social and cultural experience of graduate international students including orientation programs
  • Cross cultural and practical adjustment resources & advising
  • International scholar programs that assist in the cultural and practical adjustment of scholars and their families including scholar orientation programs
  • Advising University hiring officials and department managers in regard to the employment-based immigration casework of international students and scholars
  • Developing and conducting collaborative programs with other campus units with regard to intercultural competency.

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Office of International Services

Address: L5 Whittier Hall

Box: 7 * Phone: (212) 678-3939 * Fax: (212) 678-3990 * Email: tcintl@tc.columbia.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm    Friday: 9am - 5pm
Summer Hours (late May- late August)
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm    Friday: 9am - 1pm

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

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