Rice Unconventional Wisdom

Working with Internationals


Rice continues to grow, attracting the best and brightest from around the world. In doing so, it becomes necessary to continue to develop infrastructure to support the services needed for those coming from abroad, as well as to ensure immigration compliance.

Rice’s international population is represented by students and scholars from over 90 countries around the world. Our success in assisting the international population at Rice depends greatly upon your generous time, work, patience, and support.

We hope you find this gateway to be a helpful resource as you work with international students and scholars at Rice.

Important Note:
Please instruct all new international students and scholars to schedule a check-in appointment with OISS. This is required for immigration compliance purposes and to provide them important immigration orientation information.

General Resources:

OISS Key Contacts - Who does what in OISS
Checklist for Newly-Arrived Students & Scholars
Pre-Arrival Information
Travel Advisories
US Embassies/Consulates

Administrative Guidelines
Rice's Immigration and Visa Policy
 Checklist for Working with International Visitors & Penalties for Non-Compliance

General Guidelines & Procedures for International Research & Faculty Scholars