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International Students

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) recently changed their name to International Student & Scholar Affairs (ISSA)

ISSA provides the following services: 

  •  Assistance with immigration compliance. 

  • Supporting the international student and scholar experience more broadly. 

  • Offering guidance with different US systems that both students and scholars need to navigate. 

  •  Providing support through cultural transition and community building. 

For more information, visit the ISSA website.

Coming to RISD from afar can be a challenge.

ISE is committed to supporting the international student population. Stop by our office to learn how we can help you have a smooth transition to campus. 

If you have ideas for cross-culture events, please email We are happy to partner with students, faculty, and staff to provide fun, informative events.

Learn about culture shock here.

For more resources, refer to the International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA).

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