International Services for Students and Scholars - ISSS

The Office of International Services for Students and Scholars (ISSS) extends a warm welcome to you! We offer a variety of programs and services to our international community of over 1,300 students and scholars. Our goal is to enhance the educational and personal experience of the international community while they strive to meet their goals, and to assist each one of you with whatever questions or concerns that you may have.

International Services for Students and Scholars

We hope that this section of the homepage will help you to become familiar with many aspects of life at Rensselaer, in Troy, and in the United States, and make it easier for you to adjust to the new environment.You should review the information on the website for answers to any of your questions.

Check it out! The ISSS Office has a Facebook page! Information posted here will be in addition to what is on the ISSS homepage.

Forms are available to request an invitation letter or to request a signature or change to your DS-2019 or I-20. You MUST print out the signature request form and submit a copy of the completed form to the ISSS office in suite 4226 Academy Hall. Your DS-2019 or I-20 must be attached when you bring it into the office.

You must email the letter request form in pdf format to Hand written forms will no longer be accepted for these requests.

We wish you a very positive experience here at Rensselaer and success in your academic goals.

International Services for Students and Scholars, Phone: (518) 276-6266, Fax: (518) 276-4839