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International Students

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Welcome!  If you are an international first-year student, and you are not participating in a pre-orientation program, your move-in date will be late August when the required New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) begins. Housing will send you an email to confirm your move-in date. If you are accepted into a pre-orientation program, your program will provide you with an alternative date.

Not sure if you want to attend the pre-orientation transition program called the International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)?  We recommend that you review the 'Is ISOP For Me?' form. 

International students who do not have U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency (a "green card") must consult the website for the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) for information about U.S. entry visas and other pertinent info.  If you are currently attending a school in the U.S. or were enrolled at a school in the U.S. within the last five months, it is especially important that you do so. 

International at Columbia


510 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 001 (212) 854-0720

Fax: 001 (212) 854-9801

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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