NSOP 2024: Important DatesJanuary 10: Check In for Visiting and Exchange studentsJanuary 10–14: New Student Orientation Program for Visiting and Exchange studentsAugust 29—September 4: New Student Orientation Program for transfer, combined plan, visiting, and exchange students
NSOP programming for Visiting and exchange students will include introduction to academic and wellness resources, as well the Columbia and New York City communities.
Information for International Visiting Students
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) assists students with their visa needs for studying in the United States. Contact ISSO with questions and concerns regarding your Visa status. If you haven’t already, make sure you visit the ISSO webpage for New International Students and Scholars and also refer to important information and resources that ISSO provides for new students.
If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident and have not yet started the visa process, you must apply for a visa as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to arrive at Columbia on time.
F-1/J-1 status students will need to report their arrival to us by submitting the online SEVIS Report form within a week of their arrival. This is very important! This action will activate your SEVIS record.
Below you’ll find a few helpful resources recommended by ISSO for international students:
- 5 short videos for International Students on Cultural, Social, and Academic Adjustment
- Social Customs and Cultural Differences
International Students should contact the ISSO with all questions regarding Visa status at firstname.lastname@example.org.