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International Student Services

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The Office of International Student Services offers a range of support services for both undergraduate and graduate students who come to Marist college from abroad. Programs include an intensive orientation program for new students prior to the start of classes each semester. Orientation is designed to introduce new students to the campus, its students, faculty, and staff, and to familiarize them with the academic policies and procedures of the College and the United States government. Students should plan to arrive approximately one week before classes begin in order to participate in orientation.

Additionally, the office provides on-going academic, social, religious, and cultural support for all international students. Programming often includes seminars about OPT and CPT, tax preparation, and writing tutorials. Finally, we are always eager to celebrate the richness of our diverse traditions. The Marist International Student Association (MISA) enthusiastically plans celebrations for Diwali, Iftar, and Christmas, just to name a few.

International Exchange Students from partner institutions are welcome at Marist College. The International Student Exchange Program, administered by the Office of International Student Services in conjunction with Marist Abroad, is responsible for coordinating aspects of the exchange students’ stay, prior to orientation through completion of their course work at Marist.

For further information, please contact:

Deborah Holtman, Director of International Student Services at (845) 575-3000 X6364 or deborah.holtman@marist.edu

Dr. Wendy L. Fritz, Assistant Director of International Student Services at (845) 575-3000 X2818 or wendy.fritz@marist.edu 

Our website also provides valuable information. Visit the website >

International Student Orientation will begin the week prior to the start of classes. 

International Student Handbook pdf icon

International students seeking information about their visa status, travel, transfer, or employment can contact or email Deborah Holtman or visit the Library 330.

International students must see the PDSO before starting any employment.

International Student Information

For information about necessary applications and requirements, full-time and online classes, campus employment, on-campus resources, and more view this slide presentation >