The Office of International Students and Scholars provides a variety of services for international students enrolled or planning to enroll at Pace University, and to visiting scholars and professors coming to Pace from overseas to lecture, teach, or engage in research. It also provides information to international students and scholars before their arrival on campus, works with other offices across campus to present a variety of programs and activities throughout the year, and is the primary resource and advocate for international students on campus.
At the start of each semester, the Office of International Students and Scholars organizes an international orientation for new international students on each Pace campus. The program focuses on issues particular to international students and information is provided to aid students in the adjustment to Pace, New York, and the United States. On an ongoing basis, the staff provides comprehensive advising services and workshops to students on immigration and employment regulations, legal rights and responsibilities, health insurance, financial matters, academic issues, and all kinds of personal concerns.
The Office of International Students and Scholars is responsible for handling matters concerning nonimmigrant visas and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) regulations. Students and visiting scholars should always consult with this office before contacting the DHS or an immigration attorney. For detailed information on immigration, employment, and tax regulations relevant to nonimmigrant visa status, students and scholars should refer to the appropriate section of the Handbook for International Students and Scholars, available on the office’s Web page www.pace.edu/international.