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International Student and Scholar Affairs

International Student and Scholar Affairs

International Student and Scholar Affairs is a dedicated advocate 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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