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  • Welcome to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) webpage for New School administrators and faculty. This page is designed to help you assist your international students as efficiently as possible.

    International Student and Scholar Services

    • Supports divisional academic and administrative efforts to recruit and retain more international students (and faculty members)
    • Creates opportunities for interactions between international and American students on campus
    • Assists with the coordination of university events with an international focus and participants
    • Supports study abroad initiatives
    • Researches and disseminates models of successful international academic cooperation
    • Fosters partnerships with academic and administrative departments to generate ideas, funding, and services that will improve the experience of international students at The New School.

    ISSS attends orientation events for international students and works closely with the other offices of the university and the academic divisions to advise and assist with international student issues from the admission stage through to graduation. Most frequently, our office is called upon to advise on visa statuses and employment-related immigration regulations.

    ISSS has created a PowerPoint presentation as part of our outreach to internal offices that highlights common issues for international students, such as campus employment, and outlines common procedures and regulations affecting international students that may involve administrative staff and/or faculty. If you would like ISSS to make a presentation for a group of faculty, advisors, or administrators, email Monique Ngozi Nri, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, nrim@newschool.edu.

    Another resource available to administrators and faculty is an ISSS presentation, "Teaching Internationals for Success," which includes a list of online resources. View the presentation (PDF).

    Academic Departments

    International students and scholars must fulfill certain requirements to remain in the United States on a student visa. Students who enroll for less than full time, drop courses, or do not attend class may be in violation of the terms of their visa. ISSS is here to offer accurate information and advice about particular individuals and circumstances.

    Administrative Offices

    The ISSS staff is available to assist with any questions regarding the hiring of international students while protecting their immigration status (which is normally quite easy).

    ISSS Liaison

    ISSS has designated one of our international student advisors to act as a liaison with your division/department. The departmental liaison is familiar with your operation and the members of your staff who might interact frequently with ISSS. The liaison is responsible to act as a resource for your staff, to provide information about international and exchange student events and programs, and to attend your new student orientations and open house events. Note, however, that your liaison may not handle the international student caseload for your division exclusively. Complex, serious, or urgent cases should be directed to the ISSS Senior Director or the Assistant Director for Advising.

    ISSS Academic Liaisons  

    • The New School for Public Engagement (except the Milano School)
      Jared Stickley
    • Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
      Monique Ngozi Nri (Graduate Program in International Affairs)

    Faculty

    New School faculty play a significant role in attracting and retaining international students. ISSS staff members are available to assist faculty members with any suggestions, questions, or concerns they may have with regard to international students or scholars. Please review Faculty Resources: Teaching Internationals for Success (PDF). 

    International students and scholars must fulfill certain requirements to remain in the U.S. If students drop below full time as defined by U.S. law and regulations, drop courses, or do not attend class, they may lose the right to remain in the U.S. as students. Please review the entire section on F-1 students and J-1 students concerning these requirements.

    As part of our outreach to internal offices, ISSS has created a PowerPoint presentation that highlights common issues for international students, such as campus employment, and outlines common procedures and regulations affecting international students that may involve administrative staff and/or faculty. If you would like ISSS to make a presentation for a group of faculty or advisors, email Monique Ngozi Nri, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, nrim@newschool.edu.

    Another resource available to administrators and faculty is an ISSS presentation, "Teaching Internationals for Success," which includes a list of online resources. View the presentation (PDF).