Resources & Support Services

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano meets with international students and their families

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano meets with international students and their families

International Student Resource Guide

A quick reference for CU faculty and staff, providing contact information and department descriptions units which offer a support network for students. The list covers academic advising, career services, student life, health and wellness and student safety. The list is updated twice a year.

English Language Resources for Non-native English Speakers

There are many resources available at the University of Colorado for non-native speakers of English. Options include classes for credit, non-credit classes, workshops, on-line resources, in person writing consultants, conversation hours, and tutoring.

Office of International Education

The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) office supports all international students at CU-Boulder by providing advice on immigration, employment, cross-cultural adaptation, academic policies, and campus resources.  ISSS also coordinates an orientation program for all new international students before the start of each fall and spring semester.

International Student and Scholars Programs

The International Student and Scholars Programs office (ISSP) coordinates programs throughout the year for international students and scholars. Among the favorite activities are the weekly international coffee hour, International Festival, Boulder Friends of International Students, and the international Student Guide program.

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All incoming first-year students are required to live in the on-campus residence halls their first two semesters.  Residence halls are co-ed; however, most hall have single-gender floors. Most rooms are shared with one other student, and roommates are always of the same gender. Housing offers a variety of support services, including free tutoring. Many students live in residential academic programs (RAPS), where classes are taught in the residence hall. Find out more on the Housing and Dining Services website

For transfer students, or students beyond the freshman year, on campus housing options include staying in University residence halls, apartments, or graduate and family housing. In addition, numerous off-campus apartments and houses are available in and around Boulder. The CU-Boulder Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations office maintains listings of rooms, houses, and apartments for rent in the Boulder community.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP)

Preparing for a successful career begins at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate students can participate in ground-breaking research, have opportunities to present at conferences, and have their work published – giving them significant advantage as they apply for jobs, graduate school, and prestigious fellowships. Find out more on the UROP website.