Jamie L. Sanchez
International Student Advisor
The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (OISSS) is available to assist you during your initial transition to Rollins and in the years to come. The office acts as a resource center for students, faculty and administrators by encouraging and supporting the enrollment of international students within Rollins College. The college is committed to international education and to working with the community to achieve the goal of internationalizing Rollins. The OISSS provides a variety of services for international students enrolled or planning to enroll at Rollins College. Although an international student’s first contact is usually through the Office of Admission, the Office of International Student & Scholar Services seeks to have an ongoing relationship with each international student during their time at Rollins College. We also assist visiting scholars and professors coming to Rollins from overseas to lecture, teach or engage in research.
The Office of International Student & Scholar Services provides information to international students and scholars before their arrival on campus, sponsors International Orientation at the beginning of each semester, and works with other offices across campus to present a variety of programs and activities throughout the year. This office strives to be the primary resource and advocate for international students on campus. The staff advises students on immigration and employment regulations, legal rights and responsibilities, health insurance, financial matters, adjustment to Orlando and the U.S., and all kinds of personal concerns.
The Office of International Student & Scholar Services is responsible for handling all matters concerning non-immigrant visas and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) regulations. Students and visiting scholars should always consult with this office before contacting any of the bureaus of the DHS or an immigration attorney. For detailed information on immigration and employment regulations relevant to your non-immigrant visa status, please refer to the appropriate sections of the website.
Please note that all international students are required to check in with the Office of International Student & Scholar Services upon arrival at Rollins!