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Student Services

The International Students and Scholars Office provides students the resources for a well-rounded education at Oakland University including academic and social experiences. ISSO coordinates and administers programs that serve international students, faculty, and visitors to the Oakland community. Our staff is aware of the demands associated with studying in another country and the special needs of international students. We invite you to visit our website or email us before you arrive to Oakland University or please come and visit our office when you arrive so we can be of assistance to you. 

Services offered by ISSO:

  Immigration counseling (students & scholars)
  SEVIS I-20 issuance for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral students, and dependents
  SEVIS DS-2019 issuance for J-1 Exchange Visitor students, scholars, faculty, and dependents
  Employment Seminars (CPT, OPT, and STEM OPT)
  J-1 Employment Authorization Requests
  Assistance requesting a change of immigration status
  Canadian border crossing letters
  F-1 and J-1 extensions of stay
  Cross Cultural Activities
  Reinstatement of status
  Exception requests
  Health insurance
  Student transfers
  Informational seminars
  Personal advising
  ISSO Facebook
  Host Family program
  International Village
  Student Advocacy