International students

Brown boasts one of the most diverse undergraduate student populations in the world. Every year, we matriculate students from all fifty of the United States and from over sixty countries around the world. Such diversity is critical to the University's goal of preparing all students to function effectively in an increasingly connected global environment. 

Studying on a Visa

When they accept admission to Brown, international students studying at Brown on a visa must work with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS), which handles immigration and student visa issues. Once on campus, students continue to work with OISSS to ensure their continued eligibility for study at Brown. 

Arriving at Brown

Brown helps international students acculturate to the academic expectations of an Ivy League university in a number of ways, beginning with International Orientation, a three-day event that introduces new international students and their families to Brown. International orientation is planned and hosted by currently enrolled international students who are part of our International Mentoring Program. International peer mentors serve as advisors throughout the year to new students, and supplement the strong network of academic and campus life offices, deans, advisors, staff, and peer advisors available to all students.

Resources at Brown

Comprehensive information about international student support services can be found on our International Student Resources webpage.

Shontay Delalue, director of International Student and Visitor Experience and Assistant Dean of the College, works with international student advising programs and support, including International Student Orientation, the International Mentoring Program (IMP), and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for international students. Dean Delalue's office is located on the 3rd floor of J. Walter Wilson and may be reached at (401) 863-5965.

Students with questions about international certification credit and advanced standing may contact the Office of the Dean of the College, where they will find comprehensive advising for all of their academic concerns.