International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is responsible for all immigration matters that affect international degree-seeking students, exchange students, and international visiting scholars and faculty attending or visiting USD on non-immigrant visas. The office is a centralized immigration advising office for all international students and scholars on campus.
In addition, OISS is also responsible for the welfare of USD’s international students and scholars and acts as a resource and support to these individuals in the transition to a new culture and environment. Student advising includes assistance with procedures, expectations, and requirements of the US academic system.
- Immigration Advising
- International Orientation Program
- International Student Orientation Leadership Program
- Health Insurance Enrollment Advising
- Career planning workshops
- Community Service
- International and US cultural & social events:
- Weekly International Coffee Hours
- Training and outreach to USD faculty on international student issues
- International Education Week events
- International Expo/Cultural Fashion Show
- International Holiday Celebrations
Finally, the office fosters opportunities to promote and encourage cross-cultural understanding.
The Office of International Students and Scholars is housed in the International Center located in Serra Hall, Room 315; (619) 260-4598; go to OISS.