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International Students

 

International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO)

In addition to sponsoring visas for students and their dependents, the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) also offers guidance on maintaining visa status, campus employment, travel, and tax-filing obligations.

As a STEM-designated program, F-1 visa holders within the M.A. program are eligible to apply for the F-1 STEM OPT Extension. This designation enables students to apply for an additional 24 months of OPT authorization.

Language Resources

Students who are non-native speakers of English may elect to take courses to improve their English language proficiency. The University offers a variety of resources for refining one’s written and/or oral communication skills.

Student Life – Living in NYC and Columbia Neighborhood

Columbia University is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, an area dotted with an array of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, theaters, parks, and more. The Morningside campus is also just under a mile from the northwest entrance to Central Park, allowing students easy access to New York’s most iconic park.

 

 

 

 

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.