Office of Global Engagement
International Students and Scholars


The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) serves as a resource to admitted international students, faculty and researchers and their families as well as academic departments, and other administrative offices on and off campus.

The mission of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) is to support the University’s internationalization and to facilitate the integration of international students and scholars into the Brown community. OISSS provides advising services with respect to immigration and visa matters, work permission, orientation, cultural adjustment and personal concerns. OISSS provides consulting services to hiring academic departments, and handles the immigration related aspects of the hiring process for nonimmigrant faculty, researchers, and staff.

OISSS is organized under the Office of Global Engagement (OGE).

Contact & Location

Campus Location

OISSS is located on the fourth floor of Page-Robinson Hall in Suite 420.

Mailing Address

69 Brown Street, Box 1906
Providence, RI 02912

Phone Number

+1 (401) 863-2427

Fax Number

+1 (401) 863-7543 

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday (REMOTE) 8:30am-5:00pm

Summer Hours starting 5/27/2024
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday (REMOTE) 8:00am-4:00pm




To set up an individual appointment with a student/scholar advisor, please select an applicable link below, or email. Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Incoming Students: All inquiries regarding I-20 issuance for newly admitted incoming international students should be directed to oisss@brown.eduDo not book appointments regarding initial I-20 issuance.

Current Students can book advising appointments online:

Undergraduate students

Master's students

PhD students and Visiting Research Fellows (VRFs)

Scholars (Postdocs, Visiting Scholars, Scientists, Professors, etc., as well as J-1 Student Interns) can email Laura Beth Montague or OISSS to set up a mutually convenient advising appointment via phone or Zoom.