Home Welcome / Welcome Back for Fall 2021! About Services Updates and Resources 2021-2022 FAQs These frequently asked questions are for current students and scholars, and those arriving in summer/fall 2021. We review this information regularly and update as needed. Current Students FAQs Admitted Students (Pre-Arrival) FAQs Scholars / Employees FAQs Events Click for ISSO Sponsored Events Click for All Events (Both ISSO Sponsored and External) Click each tab to see events. NEWS July 14, 2021Columbia Health Message to Morningside Students Regarding Vaccination Processes to Return to CampusJuly 12, 2021DOS Announces Extension of Validity for National Interest Exemptions May 21, 2021Combating Anti-Asian HateMay 10, 2021Tax Filing InformationMay 05, 2021Resumption of Visa Appointments in China More News I want to paste icon Apply for an I-20 dollar icon File a Tax Return paper-plane icon Travel on Optional Practical Training (OPT) pencil icon Get a Travel Signature credit-card icon Apply for a Social Security Number users icon Hire an Assistant Professor Follow Us on Social Media youtube-play icon YouTube facebook-square icon Facebook twitter-square icon Twitter International students! We have all the resources you may need to apply for Curricular Practical Training. Watch this short video to learn how to best use our website along the way: https://t.co/f2GsbLNPpv pic.twitter.com/UDVMHGxvUl— ColumbiaISSO (@ColumbiaISSO) July 22, 2021 Will you be a new incoming international student this Fall 2021? Check out this webinar from July 15 for all the information that you might need: https://t.co/B4Lqx9KZ49 pic.twitter.com/redRYySC68— ColumbiaISSO (@ColumbiaISSO) July 21, 2021 From our latest ISSO newsletter 📄 - A message from Columbia Health for International Students regarding the vaccination process to return to campus.Read the full message on our website: https://t.co/pp2k5ZkzQE pic.twitter.com/AWeiushwh3— ColumbiaISSO (@ColumbiaISSO) July 20, 2021 International Student/Scholar/Alumni Spotlights Read stories about our amazing international community! Satu Pentikäinen, Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School Pilar Fernandez, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Earth Institute This could be you! Submit today! Browse Services by Audience Students Scholars (Professors and Researchers) Department Administrators Dependents (Spouses and Children) WHAT'S ON THIS SITE map-marker icon Getting Started suitcase icon Employment plane icon Visas and Travel check-square icon Maintaining Your Status file icon Tax Information group icon For Departments Columbia by the Numbers To see detailed statistics, visit our Statistics page. We have more than 17,000 international students and scholars. 145 countries are represented.