International Graduate Students

The Office of International Services (OIS) assists Hopkins’ international community with visa status and with the challenges of making a transition from one setting to another.

The OIS staff are prepared to help with daily issues students face in adapting to an academically and culturally different environment. This office should be considered by international students as their primary source for important information regarding their status in the United States.

OIS staff members can answer questions and advise students on immigration regulations, financial concerns, health matters, housing, employment possibilities and other issues relating to an international student’s period of stay in the U.S.

International Bridge Program

Studying in a foreign country can be both challenging and exciting. International students often experience a period of cultural adjustment when they first arrive to the United States and specifically Johns Hopkins University.

The International Graduate Student Bridge Program is designed to better support this transition process for new international graduate students through monthly informational seminars and presentations on practical subjects- such as adjusting to graduate school in the US, taxes, credit in the United States, career preparations and enhancing communication and networking skills.