Colgate features a rigorous academic program paired with a vibrant and supportive community that appeals to international students from all over the world.
Office of International Student Services
The staff of the Office of International Student Services (OISS) works closely with campus partners to ensure a smooth and successful transition to student life in the United States. Some of the services we provide are:
- F-1 student immigration advising and support
- Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) administration
- Compliance with federal immigration regulations
Support From the Start
Leaving home to study in a new country is an incredible adventure. Colgate supports its international students in this endeavor even before arriving on campus. Colgate’s Office of International Student Services contacts each international student to provide guidance through the visa and travel process.
First-year international students also attend an international student orientation before their first semester where they are acquainted with their surroundings, receive cultural adjustment support, and begin to build friendships with peers.
The Office of International Student Services remains a resource for international students throughout their time with Colgate. The office guides students through necessary paperwork, provides administrative advising services, and sponsors programs to enhance the social and cultural experiences of the international community.