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Office of International Student Services

We strive to provide exceptional immigration services and support to international students, as well as to enhance the Colgate student experience by promoting understanding and awareness of cultural issues with the goal of cultivating informed global citizenship.

International Students Journey to Colgate

Colgate currently hosts 285 students from 50 different countries. In 2013, Colgate gave digital cameras to six incoming first years coming from all over the world to get a glimpse of their lives before Colgate. They recorded their stories above. Four years later, they received their diplomas and are have moved on from Colgate. 

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The Office of International Student Services (OISS) understands that studying at Colgate as an international student presents unique opportunities and challenges, from immigration concerns to adjusting to life in a new culture and everything in between.  We are committed to thoughtfully supporting the international student community from the time of admission to graduation and beyond, working closely with campus partners to ensure a smooth and successful transition to student life in the United States.  Some of the services we provide are:
  • F-1 Student Immigration Advising and Support
  • SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) Administration
  • Compliance with Federal Immigration Regulations
  • International Student Orientation
  • Cultural Adjustment Support
  • Campus Programs and Events
  • Coordination of housing, meals, and activities during breaks
  • Advocacy for International Students

For Current Students

Are you currently an international student studying at Colgate? We've compiled resources and information just for you! Student resources

Contact Information

We're excited to meet you, and to help you have a great Colgate experience. Feel free to contact our staff with questions and concerns!

Office of International Student Services
101 McGregory Hall (campus map)
Phone: 011-1-315-228-6131