Welcome International Students and Scholars

IPO is open during the summer (Main Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm EST). Appointments are recommended, contact an advisor directly for an appointment time.


IPO will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 for the Memorial Day Holiday.


International Student Advisors will be attending the NAFSA conference Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29, 2015. Please plan accordingly.


Executive Actions on Immigration: "On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation." Read more here.


Department of State on new Chinese visa policy: Besides the significant convenience of not needing to schedule multiple US consular appointments whenever traveling home after a 12-month visa expires, this new policy will now minimize and substantially reduce the numerous delays Chinese students and scholars encounter as a result of random background security checks during the U.S. consular process (also known as “administrative processing”). Read more here.