The International Student Office (ISO) works in synergy with the Unity Center in the division for Community, Equity and Diversity at Rhode Island College. Our mission is to support the institution’s internationalization effort and to facilitate and enhance the academic experiences of undergraduate and graduate international students. ISO serves as the main resource hub of support to international students (both newly admitted and current) by providing one-on-one advising services with respect to admission requirements, immigration and visa procedures, work permits, orientation and cultural adjustment and transition into the greater New England community. For purposes of admission, an international student is defined as a student who is studying or wishes to study in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa. The definition does not include permanent residents or refugees. ISO is committed to building bridges across countries and cultures and warmly welcomes international students from different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and social classes from across the globe. International Student Advisor Dr. Karina Mascorro is available to help you find answers to your specific questions about government forms, entering and leaving the country, employment, financial needs, taxes, health and emotional well-being, housing, academic and personal concerns. Don’t hesitate to stop by for guidance and support. We are here to make you feel respected, supported, and valued.
Mondays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.
Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.