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International Student Services

International Student Services works in concert with student services and academic departments on campus to ensure the successful matriculation and graduation of international undergraduate and graduate students as well as visiting scholars.

How We Can Help

From immigration assistance to interpersonal help, the Intercultural Center (IC) works to inform visa-possessing community members of their responsibilities and introduce them to opportunities both on and off campus. In addition, programs are designed to foster a higher level of interest and understanding of various cultures and backgrounds.

As an international student at Roger Williams University, you will find most of your questions answered here, at the IC. We are located in the north end of Maple Hall, next to Global Heritage Hall (GHH).

IC Staff - What We Do

The IC staff is here to help you. We can assist you with immigration paperwork, adjusting to the American education system and lifestyle, and obtaining a social security number should you choose to work on campus. The IC sponsors social and cultural trips and programs throughout the school year for our students.

Intercultural Center Hours

The Intercultural Center is open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feel free to come by anytime to study, chat with friends, meet new people or cook a meal.

Student Advisor

The advisor for all international students is Juliane Shindo.  She issues I-20 documents and advises in immigration for all F-1 visa  students. In addition, she helps all international students on campus  navigate and transition smoothly into their new environment  (cultural shock,  adjusting to the American classroom, getting a driver’s license, and much more).  Her office hours are 9am  - 5pm.  Monday – Friday.  Walk-in advising (without appointments) are from 1PM -3PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays. For all other times, please make an appointment at jshindo@rwu.edu or call 401-254-3400.