Office of International Student and Scholar Services


Welcome to the Office of International Students and Scholar Services

What We Do

The Office of International Students and Scholar Services (OISSS) helps international students and scholars achieve their academic and personal goals. The office advises students and scholars on all matters pertaining to maintaining their status in the United States and on cultural, social, educational, and personal concerns.

Bard students may contact International Student Adviser Manishka Kalupahana at, call 845-758-7328, or visit Sottery Hall 104 in the Center for Student Life and Advising. International scholars and visiting students may contact Tamara Stafford, Program Officer for International Student & Scholar Services, at, call 845-758-7851, or visit Gahagan House 203.

+ F1 Student Employment

+ Nonimmigrant Student Visa Information

+ Arrival Checklist for International Students

+ Packing Checklist for International Students

+ Shipping Packages to Campus