International Students and Scholars

International Students and Scholars

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) provides comprehensive support to enrich the experiences of international members of our community.

Future Students

Explore your future with us! Our Future Students page is your gateway to discovering the diverse academic programs,
vibrant campus life, and supportive community that await you. Whether you’re just starting your educational journey or seeking new challenges,
find all the resources and information you need to make an informed decision about your next steps with us.

Events and Meetings

Providing a safe and comfortable environment for international students to discuss current experiences and issues that are not often discussed in
the classroom. During the meetings, you will meet with other students and
learn essential tips!

Mission Statement

Each year, Queens College hosts 600 to 650 international students, scholars, and their dependents. The International Students and Scholars Office assists students and faculty in obtaining and maintaining the F-1 International Student and J-1 Exchange Visitor, U.S. Visa-Immigration Status for the purpose of studying, teaching, and/or conducting research at the college/university on a short-term basis.

Services & Events


Walk-in Office hours: Mondays – Wednesdays, 10 AM – 1 PM. (For general questions only)

To request an in-person appointment with one of our advisors, you must email us at​.

You can also click on the right to schedule a virtual appointment, or use our ISS Virtual Office Assistant.
International Students Support Group ISSG every Thursday, register to get the time and location HERE
International Student Virtual Workshops; Employment and Application Documents, register HERE
You can also swipe down to schedule a virtual appointment, or use our ISS Virtual Office Assistant.


Office Information

Director: Patrick O’Connell
Office: King Hall 207
Phone: 718-997-4440
Fax: 718-997-4429

Schedule a Virtual Appointment:

Current Undergraduates and Prospective Students  USE THIS LINK
Graduate Karen
General IT Support and Questions Maxwell


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Our Services
  • Documents, procedures, and advice for obtaining and maintaining U.S., F-1 and J-1 International Student and Exchange Visitor Visa and Immigration Status.
  • U.S. employment advice and authorization.
  • Extension of educational stay at the college.
  • Travel advice and authorization for entering/re-entering the United States.
  • College/city orientation program for new students and scholars, including information on transportation, banking, U.S. Social Security Card, and New York State Driver’s License, and advice regarding health services and health insurance in the United States.
  • Information, and advice on legal, housing, financial, U.S. tax, cross-cultural and student affairs issues.
  • Special programs and events, including participation in the International Student Community Organization and the International Student Affairs Committee.