Graduate Study for International Students
Making the transition to graduate school can be exciting and challenging. If you are an international student, you will be learning about American academic culture and expectations, adapting to a new environment, and fulfilling visa and other legal obligations.
Cornell recognizes the challenges and has a number of resources available to help smooth the transition.
International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
B50 Caldwell Hall
isso+[at]+cornell [dot] edu
More than 4,098 international students study at the Cornell campus, with nearly 2,346 of them enrolled in the Graduate School. The ISSO provides information, assistance, and referrals to international students and scholars and their families on a range of issues, including immigration, housing, finances, cultural adjustment, and personal and social situations.
All international students and academic staff members must check in with ISSO within 30 days of arrival.
Gannett Health Services Information for International Students
Gannett Health Services provides comprehensive information about health care in the United States, including dental care, health insurance, and medical care for dependents.
International Coffee Hour
International and U.S. students, scholars, faculty and staff members, and their families are encouraged to gather at the Big Red Barn Graduate and Professional Student Center for fellowship, coffee, tea, and cookies. Check the Big Red Barn Events Calendar for the current schedule.
Cornell Campus Club
Sponsors international conversation groups and English-language classes.
English as a Second Language English language classes meet 2 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters at locations on or near campus. They are taught by experienced volunteers. Fees: $20 per semester to cover materials and facilities. Please contact ccc_esl-mailbox+[at]+cornell [dot] edu
International Women's Friendship Groups Participants meet monthly for organized activities, conversation, and friendship. Members may choose from the following schedule: Monday evening, Wednesday evening, or Friday during the day. The Friday group welcomes children. For more information, contact Hettie Krol at schukken+[at]+lightlink [dot] com
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
170 Uris Hall
M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
einaudi_center+[at]+einaudi [dot] cornell [dot] edu
The Mario Einaudi Center supports research, teaching, and outreach activities that advance international studies at Cornell. The center offers area studies, development, comparative international programs, and study abroad. Staff members are available to answer your questions or to direct you to the appropriate international office or resource.
The International Gateway
The International Gateway provides a portal to all things international at Cornell from links to tax pages for foreign nationals to interactive maps with educational agreements. The Gateway is designed for both international students or students who wish to pursue their studies or research internationally.