International Student Services


International Student Services extends a warm welcome to all international students who have chosen Nicholls State University as their home for study. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your transition to life in the US. International Student Services supports the international population at Nicholls State by providing information and advice on U.S. immigration regulations, employment, taxation, cultural adjustment, and other practical issues.

We are also responsible for maintaining University compliance with the United States Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS), a federal program which reports directly to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. Additionally, we conduct an international student orientation each semester and assist student groups in the development of international programs and functions.

We strive to create a welcoming environment for all international students. International Student Services is dedicated to assist you in your educational needs, in your endeavor to fulfill your educational goals and in preparing you for the challenges of modern-day professional life. Contact the Office of International Student Services for information about services available to International Students.

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The Office of International Student Services (ISS) promotes student success by providing support to Nicholls State University’s international graduate, undergraduate and exchange students.

Services include:

  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations
  • Conducting special international student orientation sessions that help guide international students through a smooth transition in their academic, social and cultural adjustment to life at Nicholls State University.
  • Serving as primary campus liaison to U.S government agencies (Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Student and Exchange Visitor Program) in issues relevant to F1 and J1 students to ensure access to updated and accurate immigration information
  • Providing opportunities for cross-cultural experiences through student and community programming