International Student Affairs
The Office of International Student Affairs' (OISA) mission is to provide a nurturing and supportive living and learning environment for Columbia College Chicago's international student sommunity through advocacy, services, programming, and advising.
The OISA offers new international student "welcome and information" sessions; the "College Smart" workshop series; workshops covering International Revenue (IRS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) laws and regulations, overseas travel, on- and off-campus employment, and maintaining F-1 and J-1 immigration status; sponsors academic and co-curricular activities and college-wide programs; coordinates campus and community services by liaising with other colleges and universities. sponsoring agencies, foreign governments, and local consular offices; supports international recruitment efforts and administers the college's International Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Program.
The office advises the International Student Organization (ISO), supports the International Faculty and Staff Advisory Organization, and sponsors: “Welcome and Information Sessions” (August and January), The Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration (November), International Education Week (November), "World Enigma" (April), International Student Organization Weekly Meetings, and Graduating International Student Receptions (December and May).
We also provide scholarships which can be accessed by clicking here.
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