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.   

         Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Semester Updates

On April 26, 2021 The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced enrollment requirements for the 2021/22 Academic Year.   To assist you in planning your return to Chicago for the summer or fall semester, please review the Fall 2021 FAQ.   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 .

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Fall 2021 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