International Student & Scholar Services

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISSS) is committed to the values and principles of international education by supporting and encouraging the enrollment of international students and engagement with international scholars.

A Global Community

International Student & Scholar Services seeks to build a truly global community at Rollins by bringing talented students and scholars to campus from all corners of the globe. Make sure to check out the links below for more information!

Mission

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISSS) is committed to the values and principles of international education by providing programs & services that contribute to the thriving of our international students and scholars in their successful adjustment to life in the U.S. and at Rollins, as well as their compliance with immigration responsibilities. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, OISSS promotes the understanding of self and others through intercultural exchange and dialogue.  OISSS serves as the primary resource and advocate for the international community at Rollins.

Vision
OISSS seeks to create more efficient office processes, expand intercultural exchange opportunities, and advance our delivery methods of information to students and scholars.

Guiding Principles:

  • Knowledge – Our programs and services provide international students and scholars with information, resources, and regulations that will contribute to their success at Rollins.
  • Community – Our programs seek to create a sense of inclusion and belonging for our international students and scholars.  They also allow students and scholars to engage with and learn from the local community, improving an understanding of self and others.
  • Compliance – Our programs and services guide our international students and scholars to understand U.S. immigration, employment, and tax regulations, as well as policies of the college so that their time at Rollins is productive.


New Students
For international students making their way to Rollins, learn more about information on your immigration status, planning your arrival, International Student Orientation, and additional information for exchange students.

Current Students Learn more about life basics, health care & insurance, obtaining & maintaining your immigration status, and traveling.

Scholars Learn how to host an international scholar.

Programming Get more information on social & cultural programming, International Education Week, and Employment & Tax Workshops.

International Peer Advisor Program The IPA Program is currently taking applications. Check us out and learn more about the program!

Student & Scholar Statistics Click here for statistics concerning the work of our office.

Admissions & Aid Go to our Admission & Aid page for more information on the hearing process and additional resources.

Meet our Staff For a listing of our staff team, click here.

Making an Appeal Students may file written complaints with the Office of International Student & Scholar Services regarding any of the written office policies within these webpages. Such complaints must be filed in writing by email to the director. Students should include their name, student identification number, the nature of their complaint, and desired outcome. Any documentation that supports their complaint should be sent as an attachment. The director will weigh the complaint and respond in writing to the student. All decisions of the director are final.

IPA Program

IPA Applications are open at this time! Follow this link to access the application: IPA Application Fall 2016


Fall 2016 IPA Training Schedule TBA