• Programs and Events

    International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) sponsors many activities, ranging from informative workshops to social get-togethers. Visit the events calendar to learn about upcoming events hosted by ISSS and other offices, such as Student Development and Activities, Student Health Services, Intercultural Support, and Center for Student Success.

    International Student and Scholar Services offers workshops on:

    Email ISS@newschool.edu for dates and times of upcoming workshops.

    International Student Mentor Program

    The International Student Mentor Program assists new international students in adjusting academically, culturally, and socially to the United States and The New School. Mentors are experienced fellow students who make themselves available to advise and assist new students upon arrival and during their first semester at The New School. For mentors, this is an opportunity to learn about other countries and make new friends from around the world.

    Mentor volunteers are friendly and open-minded students who have been at The New School for at least one semester and are sincerely committed to helping international students adjust to life away from home.

    Mentees are undergraduate and graduate international students who have traveled thousands of miles to study and who need a little orientation in an unfamiliar place.

    Submit your application to be a mentor or to obtain a mentor.

    Download and complete the appropriate form and email to issevents@newschool.edu or bring it to the International Student and Scholar Services office at 72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor.

    The Conversation Partners Program

    Conversation Partners is a way for New School students, faculty, and staff to improve their foreign language and communication skills in a relaxed, non-academic setting. ISSS pairs language learners with native speakers for free form conversation. This activity is open to everyone in the New School community, including matriculated and non-degree students and full- and part-time faculty and staff. The only requirement for learners is basic listening and speaking skills in the language you wish practice. All conversation partners should be sociable, approachable, reliable, and respectful towards others with an interest in sharing new cultural experiences.

    Submit your application by email to issevents@newschool.edu or bring it to the ISSS office at 72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor.