OISS continues to provide services online. For more information, visit the OISS Coronavirus FAQ page.
While at Rice University, we hope that you will not be contacted by someone attempting to "scam" or defraud you of your money or personal information. Scammers use various means to scam their victims, such as Email, Phone, and Mail. As is true anywhere, there are people who attempt to take advantage of international students and scholars, but with a little knowledge you can learn how to identify a scam/fraud and avoid falling victim to their fraud.
We also encourage you to read the a message from Rachel Canty, Director of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, published in the September 2019 SEVP Spotlight.