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SVA Responds to COVID-19

Read the latest on SVA’s response to the coronavirus and find the resources you need.

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This school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.


If you are interested in SVA's Undergraduate Program, visit Application Requirements. If you are interested in SVA's Graduate Program, visit Graduate Application Requirements. For all other programs, visit SVA Admissions. For general information about studying in the U.S., visit Study in the States.

Mission Statement

The International Student Office’s mission is to provide services and programs that support international students to help achieve their educational goals. This is accomplished by regulatory advising on immigration (ensuring that international students maintain a valid visa status and the College remain in compliance with Federally-mandated reporting measures); programs on cultural adjustment and intercultural understanding among the SVA community; and assistance with practical matters related to living in the U.S.

Regulations

All F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors must maintain a valid immigration status for the duration of stay in the United States. 


This requirement is reviewed during the mandatory International Student Orientation program at the beginning of each semester. 


It is the responsibility of each student to stay informed and maintain a valid immigration status.

International Student Office Staff

Advisement Hours


As SVA responds to the evolving health crisis, ISO is currently operating but our physical office is not staffed. If you need assistance, email us at iso@sva.edu and we will respond. Due to current circumstances, all advisement will take place via email and video until further notice.


To schedule, click the “Request an Appointment” button at the bottom of this page.


Please note: appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Kaori Uchisaka
Director
PDSO/RO
Tony Hsien-Wen Wang
Associate Director
DSO/ARO
Yoko Anderson
Assistant Director
DSO/ARO
Martha Baillargeon
International Student Advisor
DSO
William Park
International Student Advisor
DSO
Michael Paultz
International Student Advisor
DSO
Alison Young Eun Cho
Coordinator
Fax:  212.592.2241

Advisement Hours


Walk-ins: Mon.–Thurs., 12:00–3:00pm

Phone Advising: Mon.–Wed., 10:00am–12:00pm 

Fridays are Closed for Processing



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