Welcome to the University of Colorado at Boulder! International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is the office which bears the overall institutional responsiblility for international students once they are admitted to the University of Colorado at Boulder.
As you go through your program here, you will face many new exciting challenges. You will find that there are many things to learn about and adjust to as you go through your university program here. We hope the following pages will be useful to you:
There will also be immigration regulations which you are expected to abide by, but can be very confusing. We are here to help you. Hopefully, you will also find some of the information on these pages useful. Feel free to also stop by our office and talk with one of the advisers.
The FS-Adviser Email ListAs we have over 1400 international students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, we use an email list to communicate rapidly with everyone. (All students will get an email account at the University.) This list is called the fs-adviser, and we will subscribe all international students on it. (You can also subscribe yourself to it, if you wish.) We post the fs-adviser every Thursday, and this will contain information about immigration, events and activities, and other useful news.
There is also a discussion list for international students, called "cu-foreignstudents". This is an optional list which you can subscribe to, and post messages on.
For information about getting an email account and subscribing yourself to these lists, please go to the following page: Email accounts and Lists
Financial aid for international students is generally very hard to find. If you are a graduate student, and you are interested in financial aid, you should talk to your department about either a teaching or research assistantship. The Graduate School at the University of Colorado also has various awards, fellowships and grants for graduate students.
The following websites provide general information about the types of financial aid available and a list of resouces:Financial Aid for International Students , Financing Your Education in the United States, SallieMae, and Funding for Undergraduate International Students .
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Visit our checklist to make sure you do everything you need to do to graduate and prepare to finish being a student at CU-Boulder.
We hope that our office will be one of your principal points of contact with the University before and after your arrival. If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by our office, contact us through email, by telephone at (303) 492-8057, or by facsimile at (303) 492-5185.
We look forward to working and helping you through your time here in the U.S.
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