Students congregate at orientation.

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

For general information about studying in the U.S., visit Study in the States.

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.

International Student Office Staff

To schedule an appointment, visit our staff directory.

Kaori Uchisaka
Tony Hsien-Wen Wang
Associate Director
Yoko Anderson
Assistant Director
Martha Baillargeon
International Student Advisor
William Park
International Student Advisor
Michael Paultz
International Student Advisor
Alison Young Eun Cho


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.

Fax:  212.592.2241

Walk-in Advising Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 12-3PM

Phone Advising Hours: Mon.-Wed., 10AM-12PM 

Fridays are closed for processing