International Student Services
As advocates for RISD’s international community, the Office of International Student Services (OISS) strives to help international students become integrated into the RISD community and make the most of their experiences here. Offering comprehensive support throughout a student's academic career, expert staff dedicated to student success and community-building provide 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 also hosts social events and workshops on immigration, employment and other topics throughout the year, and coordinates orientation for incoming international students.