We are excited to welcome you into the Dickinson family! Your son/daughter is now a part of this family, which is an international community that understands the value of not only their liberal arts education, but also the importance of internationalism in the curriculum and outside the classroom.

SternThe transition to an American college can be challenging for many international students and their families, especially if this is their first time away from home or in the US.  Please know that our office is here to support your son/daughter through these challenging times and assist them in finding the resources that they need to be successful.  

Dickinson encourages all students to take responsibility for his/her learning.  While maintaining his/her visa and immigration status, this may seem daunting for your son/daughter at first, but the International Services staff in the Center for Global Study and Engagement are here to help your son/daughter navigate Dickinson.  

Various Center for Global Study and Engagement events, keep students visiting our office and staff throughout the year. If your son/daughter is a first-year student, we will meet with them during their first semester to answer any questions/concerns that they may have and to ensure that they know of the resources available to them at Dickinson.  Additionally, monthly Coffee Chats provide an open forum for international students to meet with each other and ISS staff to discuss and share any questions, challenges, or accomplishments. 

There is a lot of information that pertains to your son’s/daughter’s four years here that can be found in other areas on the Dickinson website:

If you do not find what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us for help.

Lastly, if you are planning a visit to campus, whether at the beginning of your son’s/daughter’s four years or later on, please inform us of your trip.  We would be happy to meet with you if you have any questions.