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Office of International Student Services (OISS)

This is the designated home base for the international community and its allies at Champlain College. We are here to help our students access information, resources, and build a strong international community on Champlain College’s Burlington campus.

Champlain Abroad

If you are a current Champlain student and U.S. citizen looking for opportunities to study abroad (Champlain students traveling outside of the U.S. for international experiences), please reach out to our colleagues at the Champlain Abroad office.

Champlain Abroad

Office of International Student Services (OISS)

Skiff Hall, Room 204, 205, & 205B

163 S Willard St, Burlington, VT 05401
Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Flags from different countries hang from the ceiling in the IDX Dining Hall.

Home Away From Home

We provide direct specialized services to all international students, exchange visitors, U.S. citizens from abroad, and exchange scholars through immigration, advising, academic support, cultural adjustment education, outreach, and programming. OISS also supports visiting international faculty and other international visitors to campus.

Who We Serve

  • International students and families
  • J-1 Exchange students and families
  • J-1 Exchange Scholars (visiting faculty and staff) and families
  • Various other non-immigrant visa classes and families
  • U.S. Citizens abroad and their families
  • U.S. Citizens coming to school in the U.S. from abroad and their families
  • U.S. Asylees and Refugees and families
  • DACA students and families
  • Undocumented students
  • International faculty and staff at Champlain in other statuses
  • Any Champlain College student, faculty, or staff members who wish to have an international experience on the Burlington campus.

What Do We Do?

OISS provides direct specialized services to all international students, exchange visitors, and exchange scholars. Our services include:

  • Institutional Immigration Compliance
  • International Student Admissions Strategy/Recruitment/Admissions/Enrollment
  • International Student Services (geared toward specific regulatory timelines and processes)
  • International Student Alumni Relations
  • In-Bound Non-Degree Exchange Programs (faculty, staff, and student)
  • Institutional International Programming (International Student Orientation–both Virtual and In-Person, International Education Week, Nations United, World Cup Soccer Tournament, Get in Culture Series, and Farewell Bash/Graduation Ceremony)
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This section is for immigration matters pertaining to prospective, admitted, current international students and exchange visitors at Champlain College.

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Various Legal Matters

We’re ready to assist you with the legal matters of traveling, studying, and working internationally. Our office is here to provide you with the resources you may need, related documents, and helpful tips so you can make the most of your experience at Champlain.

This section covers Social Security Numbers, driver’s licenses, travel and re-entry, and other legal matters pertaining to international students and exchange visitors while studying and working at Champlain College.

We’re here to help!

If you have specific or general questions, are seeking support and/or resources, or are simply looking to have a conversation, please reach out to schedule an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable team.

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Jessa Karki
Director of International Student Services