Advising International Students & Scholars
The mission of the Office of International Students and Scholars is to work with the larger Trinity College community to help equip our international students and scholars with information, tools, and skills for academic and personal success at Trinity and beyond.
The OISS team provides information, support, and services to international students and scholars to help them achieve their goals both inside and outside of the classroom. Our team also aims to consistently increase awareness of the international student and scholar needs, promote intercultural competency across campus, and advocate for greater support and inclusion for the College’s international community.
Our team is knowledgeable and up to date on all immigration regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to international students and scholars, and communicates them to both the international student population as well as relevant faculty and administrators, in a timely and effective manner. Our team ensures that Trinity College is in compliance with all federal government requirements for our international student population by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security.
Our team provides opportunities for international students and scholars, international alumni, and entire Trinity community, to engage in meaningful dialogues and interactions, including celebrations of diversity across the globe, which leads to increased cross-cultural curiosity and mutual understanding, which helps us to achieve our vision of developing global citizens.
Our team strongly believes it is the responsibility of the entire Trinity College community to adequately support our international students. To achieve this goal, our office collaborates with both academic and non-academic partners across campus to provide resources, services, and programs to international students and scholars, in an effort to help them successfully develop a sense of belonging within the Trinity College campus community.