International Students

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) offers many services for international students as well as American citizens and permanent residents who have received their education in a foreign country. Services for international students include pre-admission counseling, immigration-related and document services, International Orientation, and social and cultural activities. The ISSO also provides credential analysis services to the admissions offices of the University. The ISSO is open year-round, and international students are strongly urged to make use of its services.

Contact Information

524 Riverside Drive
(212) 854-3587
(212) 854-9801 isso@columbia.edu

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English Proficiency

Competence in written and spoken English is required of every degree candidate.  We encourage all non-native English speakers to participate in programs to improve their English proficiency. 

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