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.   


Please see the Fall 2020 ISSS FAQ section for answers to all your questions about the start of the Fall 2020 semester.  

Request a Letter

Update Your Address


Fall 2020 ISSS 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

Contact Information and Office Hours

Clare R. Lake, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
618 S. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

Fall 2020 Office Hours  (for document drop-off and pick-up)    
Monday - Friday  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

In-person office hours (by appointment only)   
Thursdays - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
All other appointments via ZOOM conferencing