Office of International Students and Scholars

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OISS Services

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

  1. Immigration advising in the following areas:
    • Full-time enrollment issues/academic issues
    • Employment/internship advising and authorization
    • Assistance with the processing of immigration benefits
    • Travel advising
    • Career advising/planning support
    • Assistance with replacement of lost documents
    • Basic advising of families/dependents of F1 and J1 students.
  2. Health insurance/wellness advising
  3. Dissemination of important information that affects USD’s international community via the International Newsflash email newsletter
  4. Customized international orientation program including international student/family activities
  5. Advising and assistance in student life area, including but not limited to: making living arrangements in the United States, purchasing/renting vehicles, banking assistance
  6. Crisis assistance/intervention and appropriate referral to on campus resources
  7. Connection to the International Student Organization and other on campus clubs/organizations