International student information

International student information

Students from approximately 100 countries attend SCAD to take advantage of the unique learning environment offered. Full-time advisers assist with the transition of international students into American culture and the college environment.

Orientation for new international students takes place at the beginning of each quarter and is coordinated by international student services office advisers who address questions concerning academics, university life, cross-cultural issues, employment, health care, housing, safety, immigration, insurance, scholarships, taxes, travel and personal matters. The advisers inform international students about upcoming events and changes in immigration or visa-related regulations.


International Student Services Office

ISSO staff address questions concerning academics, university life, cross-cultural issues, employment, health care, housing, safety, immigration, insurance, scholarships, taxes, travel and personal matters.

ISSO Student Services Guide

This PDF download provides important information for international students at SCAD, including details on immigration documentation, health care, and adjusting to American culture.

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ISSO events

All students are encouraged to participate in the activities planned by the Intercultural Student Association, formed to promote cross-cultural contact and communication among students and the community.

ISSO calendar

Health care for international students

Health care in the United States is largely a private industry. In contrast to the governments of many other countries, the U.S. government does not provide free, universal medical coverage to its citizens.

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