Office of International Students and Scholars

Drop Shadow


OISS is tasked to provide USD’s international student/scholar community with the following services:

  • Immigration/regulatory advising
  • Employment/internship advising and authorization
  • Assistance with the processing of immigration benefits
  • Travel advising
  • Collaboration with academic departments to resolve academic issues that could potentially affect student's immigration status
  • Career advising/ planning support
  • Health insurance/ wellness advising
  • Dissemination of important information that affect USD's international community via the International Newsflash virtual newsletter
  • Customized international orientation program including international student/family activities
  • Assistance with replacement of lost documents
  • Basic advising for families of F-1 and J-1 students
  • Serves as a liaison with consulates and students' home country embassies on issues pertaining to their student/visa status
  • Advising and assistance in student life area, including but not limited to: making living arrangements in the United States, purchasing/renting vehicles and obtaining a driver's license, banking assistance, applying for a Social Security number, and basic tax advising
  • Crisis assistance/ intervention and appropriate referral to on-campus resources
  • Management and advising of the International Student Organization and connection to other on-campus clubs/organizations