The Center for International Faculty and Student Services, 180 College Avenue (732/932-7015), coordinates services for the university's international students, scholars, and faculty. The center provides direct support in the following areas: U.S. immigration regulations and procedures; liaison to campus offices, community groups, and U.S. and foreign government agencies; and advice on nonimmigrant status, employment, medical care, adjustment to American life, cross-cultural differences, family concerns, financial planning, and other personal matters. In addition, the center sponsors programs of interest to the international community, including a comprehensive orientation, a community-based International Friendship Program that gives students the opportunity to get to know American families, informational and cross-cultural seminars, and a variety of support programs for students and their families.
To ensure personal contact, all international students are assigned an international student adviser at the center and are encouraged to establish and maintain a close working relationship with center staff throughout their stay at Rutgers.
Nonimmigrant students in F-1 or J-1 status must register with the center upon arrival and inform the center of any change in their academic program, address, or enrollment status. All questions regarding one's status as a foreign student or exchange visitor in the United States are addressed to this office.