During this global health crisis, Columbia University and the ISSO are committed to supporting our international students and scholars. Go to the ISSO COVID-19 Hub for ISSO operations, FAQs, updates and resources.


April 07, 2020

Virtual Support Groups and Workshops

CPS is offering virtual support spaces on a variety of topics to help address concerns around COVID-19. One of the 15 groups is designed specifically for international students on Thursdays but check out the entire list

Alice! Health Promotion is offering virtual workshops, including Time Management on April 13 and Managing Stress on April 16th.

March 30, 2020

ISSO Updates (COVID-19, Tax extension and webinar, Tips)

Life has changed dramatically since the last in-person class was held at Columbia just over 3 weeks ago on Friday, March 6th. The disruption to our academic, professional, and personal lives cannot be overstated. Some of you packed in a hurry and traveled home or elsewhere; others are self-isolating in your homes along with fellow New Yorkers.

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March 27, 2020

Tax-Filing Information

Federal and State Tax Deadlines Extended until July 15

If you were physically in the U.S. in F or J status anytime between January 1 - December 31, 2019 you will be required to send at least one form to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), even if you had no income. Although US. income tax law is complex, we provide resources and tax workshops to demystify the process and help you comply with your federal (and possibly) state tax obligations. 

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