Student Affairs

In This Newsletter

  • Join the #CURoarTour
  • International Student Programs and Services (ISPS)
  • International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
  • Step 1: Apply for the I-20 Now
  • Step 2: Obtain F-1 or J-1 Student Status
  • Step 3: Maintain Your Lawful F-1 Status
  • Apply for ISOP (Deadline: 5 June 2013)
  • Connect with Facebook!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Dear Students,

Greetings from New York City! I am Kirin Liquori Terni, the Director of International Student Programs and Services (ISPS), and I am writing to you because in one way or another, you are included in the broad definition that Columbia uses to identify “international students.” Maybe you have a citizenship other than the United States, perhaps you grew up outside the U.S., you may have moved around from place to place as you …

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News & Announcements

Join the #CURoarTour

One of the best ways to prep for your move to campus and the transition ahead is for you and your family to join us at one of the COLUMBIA 101 events, our summer advising and information sessions that take place in June and July in a number of major cities.

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International Student Programs and Services (ISPS)

International Student Programs and Services (ISPS) aims to infuse international perspectives into the support services offered to students, enable individuals to represent their international background, and stimulate conversation about international issues.

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International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

The ISSO is available to help you with immigration issues and works with close to eight thousand students and scholars from more than one hundred fifty five countries.

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Step 1: Apply for the I-20 Now

Students are encouraged to start the visa application processes as soon as possible.

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Step 2: Obtain F-1 or J-1 Student Status

Once you have been issued your I-20 or DS-2019, all admitted students (except Canadian citizens) must apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa and enter the U.S. using that visa and the I-20 or DS-2019. For more information, keep reading via the link below or email isso@columbia.edu.

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Step 3: Maintain Your Lawful F-1 Status

Under United States immigration law, it is your personal responsibility to maintain lawful F-1 student status. Begin by reading the "Instructions to Students" on page two of your I-20.

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Apply for ISOP (Deadline: 5 June 2013)

Programs during ISOP range from a cell phone and banking fair to understanding the Columbia academic culture to getting to know New York City. The ISOP application deadline is this Wednesday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

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Connect with Facebook!

Join the conversation happening in the Columbia University Class of 2017 International Students Facebook Group. If your Facebook profile name is different than the name you used when applying to Columbia, let us know by sending an email to isop@columbia.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Jun
6
COLUMBIA 101 London
Jun
8
COLUMBIA 101 Istanbul
Jun
18
COLUMBIA 101 Singapore
Jun
21
COLUMBIA 101 Hong Kong
Jun
25
COLUMBIA 101 Shanghai
Jun
27
COLUMBIA 101 Beijing
Jun
29
COLUMBIA 101 Seoul
Jul
5
COLUMBIA 101 Mumbai

Important Dates

Jun
5
Deadline to Apply for COÖP, CUE, and ISOP (9:00 a.m.)
Jul
26
Deadline for Disability Service Requests
Aug
2
Deadline to Certify Meningitis Vaccination Decision
Aug
2
Deadline to Submit Proof of MMR Immunity
Aug
5
Deadline to Upload Photo for University ID Card
Aug
12
First Fall Tuition Bill Available on SSOL
Aug
23
Orientation Schedule Becomes Available
Aug
25
Move-in for Those Traveling a Great Distance
Aug
26
Move-in (Check-in 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Aug
26
New Student Orientation Program Begins
Sep
3
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
13
First Fall Tuition Bill Due