International Student and Scholar Affairs

International Student and Scholar Affairs advocates for RISD’s international community. We help international students integrate into the RISD community and make the most of their experiences here.

Offering comprehensive support throughout a student's academic career, our expert staff provides a wide range of services, including:

  • obtaining and renewing the F-1 visa
  • securing authorization for on- and off-campus work
  • supporting cultural and language adjustment to RISD and the US
  • navigating US systems
  • assisting with and processing important forms

The office hosts social events and workshops on immigration, employment and other topics throughout the year. We also coordinate orientation for incoming international students.

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