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  • International Students

    International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes you to our international community. Please read the following important information. It includes policies that new international students need to know and information about activities during New Student Orientation.

    ISSS Holds

    A hold will be placed on the student accounts of any international students who fail to check in or attend the mandatory orientations. To prevent a hold being placed on your account, check in with ISSS promptly and follow instructions about mandatory orientations. Also, remember that your completed immunization forms and required documentation must be received for you to register and attend classes.

    International Student Check-In Locations

    All international students, professors, and scholars must officially check in with ISSS every time they enter the U.S. and at the beginning of every fall and spring semester. The location of the ISSS check-in station will be announced at a later date. Visit the ISSS website for more information.

    You must bring originals of the following documents when you check in

    • Passport with visa
    • I-94 electronic admission record (Print at www.cbp.gov/i94 after arriving.)
    • I-20/DS-2019

    Drop-In Advising

    Drop-in advising takes place on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:45 p.m. at the ISSS office. ISSS advisors are available to see students for quick questions during drop-in advising. For complicated cases, please call the ISSS office to schedule an appointment.

    International Student Events

    International Student and Parent Orientation (during Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and Their Parents)

    Saturday, August 22, 2015, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, lobby

    All new international students are required to attend this meeting for an introduction to International Student and Scholar Services, explanations of important immigration regulations, and tips for cultural adjustment. Parents of international students are invited to attend a welcome session with senior director Monique Ngozi Nri, who will discuss the international student experience at The New School as well as university services and resources available to international students.

    International Student and Parent Orientation (during New Student Orientation)

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
    John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, ground floor

    All new international students (except those who attended the orientation on Saturday, August 22)  are required to attend this meeting for an introduction to International Student and Scholar Services, explanations of important immigration regulations, and tips for cultural adjustment. Parents of international students are invited to attend a welcome session with senior director Monique Ngozi Nri, who will discuss the international student experience at The New School as well as university services and resources available to international students.

    International Student Welcome Reception

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor 

    New international students are invited to attend this reception to meet the International Student and Scholar Services staff and fellow international students. Light refreshments are served.

    International Student Experience

    Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
    Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

    This interactive session provides information and resources to help international students adjust to New York City and The New School. Learn about on- and off-campus student activities and get tips for successful social and cultural adjustment.