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About the Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services (ISSAS)

Programs and services provided by our department include advising for prospective and enrolled international undergraduate and graduate students on matters such as immigration requirements, employment, health and personal issues, and academic problems; study abroad student advising for a variety of program types and lengths abroad, as well as marketing and events to promote study abroad and global learning; and on-campus programming and activities with an international focus such as Global Awareness Month, the World iView Speaker Series and Cultural Coffee Hour. For a listing of our staff, please click here.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to advancing international education and engaging students, faculty, and staff in the global community.

Intent of International Student Fees

Immigration Fee

The immigration fee allows the staff in the Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services to provide a comprehensive package of services and activities to serve students in F and J status at North Dakota State University and to be able to provide quality support to the international student population.  The fee is assessed per semester and provides operational and personnel costs directed at assisting students with immigration and other needs and specialized support, which aids them in being successful as both degree-seeking and short-term exchange visitors.  This includes, but is not limited to, salaries and benefits, technology support, and specialized immigration training. 

Orientation Fee

The International Student Orientation Fee is charged in a student’s first semester and was implemented to provide new international students with the greatest assistance possible as they settle into their surroundings at NDSU and in Fargo.  As such, attendance at new international student orientation is required for all new students.  The new international student orientation includes an immigration information session, cultural activities, a shopping trip, access and information to many important academic, social and health-related resources, including a health insurance presentation, and it provides several meals and interaction with peers, current students and ISSAS staff.  

If you believe you have been charged any of these fees erroneously, please contact International Student and Study Abroad Services, to request the charge be reviewed.  

Location and Office Hours

Memorial Union, Room 116

Our office is open weekdays during the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Winter Break and Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm.


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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Friday, September 11, 2015 8:52:22 AM