International Students

University Updates

International Students and Scholars Office

ISSO Covid-19 Hub

Review this page for ISSO operations, FAQs, updates, and resources.

Immigration-related Alerts

Check here for immigration-related alerts and resources, including visa and travel-related executive orders and presidential proclamations.

Visas and Travel

Resources for students, researchers, and faculty

Need Further Assistance?

The Office of International Students and Scholars stands ready to support our international students, faculty, and scholars.

Travel Info

New York State Travel Advisory

All affiliates arriving from abroad or from states with high prevalence of COVID-19 will quarantine for 14 days as required by New York. See the current list of restricted states.

Travel Restrictions

All international Columbia-related travel is suspended for all affiliates until further notice.

Columbia Global Travel

Global Travel is dedicated to supporting the health, safety, and security of University travelers engaged in Columbia Travel abroad.

Responses From Elected Officials

Letter to ICE and DHS

Senators and congressional representatives write to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security regarding modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program requirements for international students.

Legislators Express Concern

Legislators express concern regarding the recent modifications to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program that will end temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students on F-1 and M-1 visas taking classes online for the fall 2020 semester.