International Student and Scholar Affairs

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Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Tuesday drop-in advising: 9–10:30 am

Friday drop-in advising: 11:30 am–1 pm


Carr House room 303

210 Benefit Street

Providence, RI 02903

401 277-4957

What we do

In International Student and Scholar Affairs, we support and advocate for RISD’s international community by providing advice and guidance to prospective, incoming and current students and scholars, as well as those who have recently graduated or completed their work at RISD.

We are happy to help students and scholars with any questions you may have as you get ready to join our campus community.

Learn more about ISSA

Have a question? Sign up for drop-in advising.

With drop-in advising, you can connect with an ISSA advisor for a quick 15-minute Zoom session to talk through your questions about immigration, on- and off-campus jobs, travel and other issues that impact international students.

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