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We believe that international students and scholars at Rice serve as a vital bridge in cross-cultural understanding

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orientationWelcome new Rice international students! We look forward to meeting you during your mandatory international orientation program!
All new students are required to attend their respective orientation program, as well as check in at OISS within 15 days of arrival in the U.S. Please make your travel plans accordingly. Please note that failure to attend orientation and check-in with OISS will result in a registration hold being placed on your student record and may affect your immigration status.

  2014 International Mandatory Orientation Dates: 

International MBA Students: August 4 at the Rice Welcome Center
International Undergraduates & Exchange Students: August 14-17.  For more information, please visit the iPREP webpage.
International Graduate Students: August 18-19 at Herzstein Auditorium

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 Frequently Asked Questions 

OISS is launching our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage with answers to questions we hear most often. If you have a question that is not on our list, please feel free to send us an email at oiss@rice.edu or call our office at 713-348-6095 and we would be happy to assist you!


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FosterQuan Advanced Immigration Workshop - Thursday, October 9th from 4:00pm-5:30pm (Sewall Hall room 301) 

Join us for an excellent workshop on H-1B and permanent residency by immigration attorney Judy Lee from FosterQuan, LLC. Don't miss it!

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