The International Student Office at Dowling works to help ease your transition to America by providing a variety of services, including assistance finding work on campus, and explaining visa and passport policies. It offers informative sessions regarding U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) regulations. Staff members also can coordinate private tutors for students who have language difficulties and academic needs.
The International Student Office organizes numerous trips, tours and special events to acquaint international students with American life in general and New York specifically. Tours have been arranged to Boston, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. These outings allow students to see parts of the U.S. that they would not otherwise experience on their own. American students also participate, which makes the entire experience all the more culturally enriching.
At the beginning of the academic term, a comprehensive orientation is provided for all new international students to help them feel more comfortable at Dowling, and adjust to life in the USA. Many Dowling administrators join current students in the welcoming activities, which include a campus tour, and trips to required destinations like an area bank and Social Security Office.
The International Student Club is instrumental in helping students integrate into the Dowling community. Over the past few years the Club has hosted such activities as pizza parties, World Unity Party, Friendship Parties, Culture Day, Tax Workshop, movie nights and fundraisers for international and local causes.
The entire Dowling community is pleased that so many international students are here to enrich us with their talents and culture.