Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is a multi-faceted resource that supports current and prospective members of Trinity's diverse international community. The office assists students and scholars with immigration matters; it acts as a liaison with sponsoring agencies and foreign governments; and it helps strengthen the bonds between Trinity's international students and scholars, domestic students, and the communities of greater Hartford and across the world. In addition to Trinity's dynamic corps of international scholars who enrich the college through teaching and research, the student population includes over 250 undergraduates from  over 60 countries across the globe.  

The entire Trinity community has been transformed by the contributions made by international scholars through research and teaching. The OISS seeks to do everything it can to help make and support Trinity's "Global Village." Our international students and scholars have given the campus a vibrancy that is reflected in the classroom and in the culture.  And to encourage multicultural awareness through the interaction with international students, the OISS and the iHouse (International House), support the international students by providing the following services:

  • Counseling on personal and procedural issues pertaining to immigration, visa acquisition, U.S. academic culture, and adjusting to life on campus
  • Informing foreign students and scholars about changes in immigration regulations and reminders about maintaining their status
  • Holding workshops to assist students and scholars adjust to the U.S. and understand immigration regulations to maximize their Trinity experience. Workshop topics include: working on & off campus (CPT/OPT); obtaining a US driver's license, study away for international students, life after OPT-immigration, and adapting to the US classroom! 
New for the 2016-2017 Academic Year: The Office of International Students & Scholars is building an International Mentor Program for the incoming Class of 2020. Mentors will be involved in a training at the end of the spring semester, before orientation in the fall and for various events with a few mentees. We hope to involve students who are interested in a leadership/mentor role, interacting with students from different cultures, and help new students. Mentors will be compensated with a small stipend, meals during orientation and events. This is a great opportunity for students to add to their resume and practice or learn a new language. You can apply at this link​ until March 18.

​Contact Information:

Katharine Clair
International Student Advisor

Office of International Students & Scholars
Hansen Hall, 103 Vernon Street

Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Phone: (860) 297-4254

Office of Admissions
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Phone: (860) 297-2180
Fax: (860) 297-2287
Email :​​​​​​​​

International Student Profiles

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Tina Wu

Tina is a second-year student from Taiwan. She studies Music and Math, loves to sing and get involved in clubs at Trinity.
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Shahaan Engineer

Shahaan was born in India, but now lives in Dubai. He is a first-year student at Trinity.
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Monica Mhina

Monica is a third-year student at Trinity. She studies Electrical Engineering and Models and Data, is a very active member of academic and social life on campus and is studying abroad in Australia for a semester.