We are members of NAFSA: Assn. of International Educators
The Office of International Students & Study Abroad (OISS) provides assistance to our international students (undergraduate, graduate students and exchange visitors) in many ways. We counsel students on immigration matters, guide students through the cultural adjustment process and connect students to the services and opportunities available on our campus and in the wider community. We also educate students about their rights and responsibilities while in Manhattanville's authorized F-1 and J-1 student status. The OISS acts as an advocate for all students in parental dependent non-immigrant status (i.e., F-1, A-1, G-1, E-2, L-2, ...etc.)
The Office of International Students & Study Abroad (OISS) at Manhattanville College places service to international students and exchange visitors first among its priorities, recognizing these persons as the Office's main constituency. As a primary information resource for international students, this Office seeks ways to effectively communicate and inform students of their rights, responsibilities, and procedures, all in accord with institutional and federal mandates and with an eye towards student self-actualization.
As the principal administrative officer (also known as the Designated School Officer/DSO or Responsible Officer/RO under federal law), the director of the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) assists the chief officers of the institution by providing reports, analyses, and recommendations required for policy formation. The OISS staff also serves as a policy maker and acts to facilitate and implement institutional policy, providing interpretation and enforcement of policy, as required under 8 CFR 214 and 22 CFR 62 federal regulations.
This office provides data for internal and external reporting, assists schools and departments by furnishing needed data and other services, and renders services to the alumni of the College.