Welcome International Students and Scholars

IPO Holiday Hours: Please call ahead or email and make an appointment if you wish to meet with an advisor during the last two weeks of December.

IPO will be closed on December 25, 26, 30, 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015. IPO will  be open for limited service on December 29, 2014 and January 2, 2015. 


Check out some local Winter Break Activities and Attractions!


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.


Host Family Application for Amherst Town Committee Hospitality Program


University Health Services: About Ebola