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 200 undergraduates from  over 50 countries across the globe.  

The entire Trinity community has been transformed by the contributions made by international scholars through research and teaching. This fall, Trinity enrolled the largest group of international students in its history comprising of over 10% of the class–  of them from over 25 countries. Because of this growing population, 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, in conjunction with the International Student Services Association (ISSA) 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 H1B and adapting to the US classroom!

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 :​​​​​​

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