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International Student Services

  • ISS Holiday Photo 2019


International Student Services has many roles on campus. But our most important and favorite role is providing support to our F-1 and J-1 visa holding students and their families.

Welcome to the International Student Services Website!

The ISS staff members are some of the first people you'll meet when you move to Columbia. We'll help you with orientation and arrival concerns--while all new students at USC experience change, the ISS staff understands the unique cultural adjustments that international students go through. All of us have lived or traveled internationally, and some of us were even international students in the U.S., so we have been in your shoes.

After you get settled in Columbia, you'll find that the ISS staff can assist you with any immigration and cultural concerns. If we can't answer your questions, we will find someone who can. We also plan events to help you make the most of your time at USC. Sign up for our email newsletter to find out about workshops that explain your immigration benefits, cultural trips that expand your horizons, and social events & programs that connect you with others.

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