The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA), Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC) and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) are available to help international postdocs acclimate to life in Boulder and to being a postdoc in the U.S.

ISSS, under the Office of International Education (OIE), helps international scholars with questions regarding their legal status or other related concerns. ISSS is located in the Center for Community (C4C) room S355 on the Main Campus. ISSS advisers are available for drop-in help from 9 am – 5 pm (4:30 pm in the summer), by phone at 303-492-8057, or via email at

PIP creates opportunities for international postdocs to recieve individual career support, enhance professional networking skills, meet with campus offices in a small-group setting, and gain a sense of community.

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As a new international employee, you must consult with an international tax specialist to help you fill out the appropriate paperwork (please see the below links for information and scheduling). The amount of federal and state income taxes you need to pay and whether you need to pay Social Security or Medicare taxes will vary depending on your resident status, marital status, and whether you have dependent children, among other factors.

There are a number of resources on- and off-campus to help your language skills (please note that the OPA cannot endorse any non-CU resources). In addition to the below list, the OPA is able to provide consultations ( for English language writing skills.

The BCIV hosts community events for international visitors to the Boulder area and their families, and also prepares a monthly newsletter of events and activities.

The Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) offers an Intercultural Workshop series (Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm in ATLAS room 229) that may be of interest to international postdocs or postdocs with an interest in teaching.