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.
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
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 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 School of 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.
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.
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