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International Student and Scholar Services

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Overview of International Students at CCNY

Welcome to the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISSS). Our Office assists students and scholars who are not permanent residents of the U.S. with a variety of academic and counseling support services. We assist overseas citizens who are adapting to life in the U.S. while pursuing their education with items such as obtaining Social Security cards, employment permission, driver's licenses, bank accounts, foreign exchange permits, and military service deferrals. Professional counseling assistance is available for students with immigration concerns, or academic and personal difficulties.

Recent News

CUNY Service Corps

The CUNY Service Corps is a form of "on campus" employment in which international students holding an F-1 visa are eligible for. The deadline for the application is March 22, 2015. For more details and to fill out an application, please follow the link bellow.

Service Corps

USS Scholarships for International Students 

The University Student Senate presents the Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino International Students scholarship. This scholarship  recognizes international students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances. Two students at each CUNY campus, per academic year are awarded the scholarship. For more information follow the link bellow

USS Scholarship

 International Student Writes a Broadway Play

South Korean International Student Kim Hyun-Jun's play "Comfort Women: A New Musical" will open on Broadway this Summer. Currently Hyun-Jun attends CCNY and majors in theater. Below is a link with more information about the play.

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F-1 Student's App Takes 3rd Prize

alexAlex Vlachokostas [left], a PhD student in the Grove School of Engineering, won third prize out of 60 participants for his innovative app "" in an entrepreneur competition organized by the NYC Media lab. The app allows online readers to get the gist out of any literature, be it a scientific article or restaurant menu. 

An electrical engineering major, Mr. Vlachokostas developed "" in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania PhD student Nikos Nikos Vasilakis [right]. They started the project in City College's Zahn Innovation Center and plan on commercializing it. 








Upcoming Events:

Tax Preparation Workshop

Presented by Sprintax

Come learn information from a specialist about filing your taxes in the U.S

When: Wednesday March 25, 2015

Time: 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Location: NAC 7/219

More Information about Sprintax

Twilight Cruise Around Manhattan

Presented by One to World

Join the One to World organization in their annual cruise around NYC for international Students

Date: Friday, May 1st 

Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm(approximately)

Location: Manhattan, NY - Meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the date of the program.

Cost: $35 per person. Drinks and concessions can be purchased on board. 

Group Tickets:$30 per person for groups of 10+. Please contact if you would like to purchase group tickets.Deadline for group tickets:Friday, April 10th.

Contact:Molly Hampton, Coordinator of Enrichment Programs, at for more information.


Fall 2015 New Student Orientation 

The International Student Orientation Program is for all newly admitted international students in F-1  status. Orientation is designed to help students learn about and understand important immigration regulations and procedures. Orientation also serves to assist students in adjusting to life in a new country and The City College of New York.

When: TBA

Time:   9am- 1pm (Check-in begins at 8:30am)

Place:  TBA

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.