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The Office of International Student Services (OISS) fosters the education and development of non-immigrant students to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. The OISS mission is to provide advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural and personal matters. OISS supports an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness via educational, social and cross-cultural programs.

The Office of International Students Services (OISS) offers assistance and support to International Students in the following areas:

  • visa applications and immigration related matters;
  • cross-cultural orientation and adjustment;
  • success in the U.S. academic environment;
  • understanding and following academic regulations;
  • using academic services;
  • complying with federal law concerning temporary-visa holders;
  • referrals to community resources;
  • emergency situations involving international students.

The Office of International Education Services and Study Abroad Programs
Gould Memorial Library [GML], Room 102/104
P 718.289.5100 Ext.3406
F 718.289.-6422
Internationalstudent@bcc.cuny.edu

Director:
Marie Lourdes V. Elgirus
P 718.289.5632
Advisor/DSO:
Esteban Rodriguez
P 718.289.5100 Ext. 3728
Hours of Operations  
(Fall and Spring)
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Summer)
Monday – Thursday (Friday’s Closed)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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