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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

Prayers for Nepal

In the wake of the recent and tragic earthquake in Nepal, The Office of International Student & Scholar Services offers its deepest condolences to the family members of our students. If any student is in need in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to the office for help. We are a community and it is in times like these that we come together to support one another.


IIE is offering an emergency fund to students from Nepal with urgent financial need due to the earthquake. However, applications must be sent from this office. Kindly review the IIE website.  If you have a financial need, you can assist in the process by emailing us the completed application.  Our deadline is May 11, 2015.

Round Table Discussion Regarding the Earthquake in Nepal

DATE:           May 8, 2015

TIME:           1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION:  230 West 41st Street between 7th & 8th Avenue

                        10th floor Conference Room,

                        New York, NY 10036


Space is limited, so please email to confirm your attendance ASAP.

 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.

Click here for more information

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:

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.