International Student and Scholar Affairs

Mission: As advocates for RISD’s international community, we offer support and services with immigration compliance, cultural and language adjustment and navigating US systems.

International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) also coordinates and provides information about International Student Orientation, which is held in the fall and assists students in finding the campus resources they need. ISSA strives to help international students become integrated into the RISD community and make the most of their experiences here.

Concerned about a student? Please complete a Care Team Referral Form.

Interested in RISD's Chosen Name Policy and Process? Change of Name Form.