• ISSS at The New School Block Party

      ISS - Employment Workshops
    • Tour of the United Nations

      ISS UN
    • International Education Week

    • Photo Contest Winners with ISSS Senior Director


    Welcome to The New School. Whether as a student, scholar, or exchange visitor, you are joining a diverse and thriving academic and artistic community in one of the world's great cities. Our International Student and Scholar Services staff is dedicated to supporting your endeavors and ensuring your success at The New School. We look forward to meeting you. We provide both immigration advice and cultural support in a welcoming and friendly environment. We want The New School to be your home away from home. We are here to help you meet the challenge of stepping outside the boundaries of the world you know as you interact with other students and members of the university community.

    The Senior Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) keeps open office hours every Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for you to share any ideas or feedback that you have about ISSS services or any issues that affect international students at The New School. To make the best use of everyone's time, submit our feedback form before coming to the office. An email will be sent confirming your visit and specifying an appointment time. While the director can't promise to solve every problem, she will do her best to address your issues in the context of our resources. NOTE: Open office hours are not intended to address concerns already being handled by ISSS advising or addressed in scheduled ISSS workshops and forums.

    Our Mission

    International Student and Scholar Services fosters international education exchange and works to enhance the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and social development of international students, scholars, exchange visitors, faculty, and administrative staff as part of the wider mission of Student Services and the university.

    We achieve this by

    • Providing expertise and support throughout the U.S. visa application process and offering advisement on the maintenance of legal immigration status, employment, reinstatement, changes of status, program changes, and other immigration-related matters.
    • Advising incoming students and scholars regarding higher education practices in the U.S. and other cultural adjustment issues
    • Supporting U.S. students seeking to study abroad through Fulbright programs
    • Providing excellent international student programs at The New School and with other institutions in New York City and in other countries

    Diversity Statement

    International Student and Scholar Services shares the University's equal opportunity, affirmative action anti-discrimination policies, including Safe Zone and the University Social Justice Committee's mission to oppose discrimination, foster inclusiveness, and respect differences within the international community at The New School and among all students, staff, faculty, and the wider New York City community. ISSS offer its services without discrimination and actively works to include differing perspectives from all regions of the world in its programs to promote intercultural understanding.

    The New School's International Demographics

    The New School currently hosts more than 3,000 international students, researchers, and scholars from 118 countries (approximately 29 percent of our student population). According to the Institute of International Education, The New School ranks as one of the top five New York City metropolitan area universities with international student enrollment. The top countries of origin represented on campus are South Korea, Canada, China, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Parsons The New School for Design is host to the largest number of international students and scholars—more than 1,000 students. At Mannes College The New School for Music, nearly 41 percent of students enrolled are international.

    The New School is made up of seven divisions

    • The New School for Public Engagement
    • The New School for Social Research
    • Parsons The New School for Design
    • Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
    • Mannes College The New School for Music
    • The New School for Drama
    • The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

    In fall 2012, the seven divisions enrolled 6,721 candidates for undergraduate degrees and 3,523 candidates for graduate degrees. To see international students filtered by degree program, go to international student statistics published by the university's institutional research office.