Macaulay Honors College student orientation program

The City University of New York (CUNY) is home to approximately 9,000+ international students in F and J immigration status representing more than 100 countries. CUNY values its diversified student population and is committed to helping international students to adjust to new cultural and academic practices in a supportive environment. The office is instrumental in paving the way for globally competent students and future world leaders.


The CUNY Office of International Student and Scholar Services leads the university community in providing services and programs that facilitate the transitioning, integration, and retention of international students and scholars. Our intention is to make sure that we graduate global citizens, who are fully equipped and prepared to work wherever they choose to live.


The office strives and works in tandem with campus administrators and faculty to ensure University compliance with the federal regulations, and; to provide critical support services that directly enhance students’ academic success. This office is dedicated to deliver student centered services that promote the integration of intellectual development, personal growth, and overall sense of well-being of the international students and scholars.

Students walking on the Brooklyn College campus

CUNY’s International Student Guide page contains important information that will help you transition into life as a CUNY student. If you have any additional questions, you should call or visit your college’s international student office.

News & Updates

Immigration Policy Information

View a compilation of resources for CUNY students, faculty, and staff with questions and concerns about recent changes in federal policies around immigration.

Insurance for International Students

Whether you are a J-1 student who is required to maintain insurance coverage or an F-1 student who wants access to comprehensive and affordable medical care, you may choose to apply for insurance coverage through this plan.