Are there any special resources available for international students?
Both the School of Social Work and the wider Columbia University community offer resources for international students. At the School, international students have their own student groups, or caucuses. At Columbia, there is an International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO), which offers many helpful services including pre-admission counseling, immigration-related document services (such as the I-20), social and cultural activities, and a program for the spouses of students. For the full menu of ISSO’s offerings—including reduced-rate tickets for plays, concerts, and other cultural events in the city—go to Essential Information for New International Students and Scholars. In addition, all of Columbia’s international students have a complimentary Affiliate Membership in the International House (“I-House”), on 500 Riverside Drive.