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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

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 "gist.ly" 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 "gist.ly" 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. 

Ebola

Currently one of the most talked about topics in the news is the growing epidemic of the disease Ebola. We know that the spread of this disease has raised some concern for our students, faculty, and staff. In an effort to help our students with their questions and concerns in regards to Ebola, CUNY has made information about the disease available. You can access it at the link below.

Info on Ebola

 

ATTENTION FALL 2014 NEW STUDENTS

AS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FULL TIME

12 CREDITS UNDERGRADUATE

9 CREDITS GRADUATE

7 CREDITS PH.D

 

Upcoming Events:

Spring 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: Friday, January 23, 2015

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

Place:  Faculty Dinning Room, 3rd floor of North Academic Center

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.