International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services’ (ISSS) mission is to provide a nurturing and supportive living and learning environment for Columbia College Chicago's international student community through advocacy, services, programming, and advising.   

 Traveling Internationally over the December/January Break?   

     Given the changing nature of the pandemic, if you are traveling home over the December/January break, please keep in mind that conditions for re-entry could change and prevent you from returning to the U.S.    If you are graduating in the Spring 2022 semester you may want to reconsider your international travel plans.

      In addition, Columbia College Chicago asks all students who travel internationally over the break to:

         Spring 2022 Semester Updates

       Enrollment requirements for the Spring 2022 semester remain the same for both new and continuing students.  If you are traveling internationally during the December/January break or are a new student arriving from outside the U.S., please see the Spring 2022 FAQ below for complete guidance.    

Have you recently moved?   Your mailing address in MyColumbia must reflect your current address in Chicago.  Your student visa requires that you update your address within 10 days of moving.  If you have recently moved, make sure you update your mailing address by following these steps:  

                                   Go to MyColumbia  ➡ Personal Information  ➡ Mailing Address 

Once you have updated your mailing address, International Student & Scholar Services will automatically receive a notification with the new address and will update your address in SEVIS.    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact .

Request a Letter


Spring 2022 FAQ

International Student Health Insurance

Employment Information for International Students

CPT & OPT: Practical Training Information

J-VISA Information

Temporary Visitor Driver's License

International Student Organization

Buddy Program