Resources for International Students/Visitors

Bryant has developed a number of programs and resources to support the unique needs of an international student body that represents more than 60 countries.

Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) supports the University’s strategic goal for internationalization and globalization through education and programming outreach to the Bryant community. It also serves as a resource for international students and visiting scholars by advocating for them and providing essential services to assist, educate, and support their educational and professional pursuits.

OISS provides expertise on immigration issues and is responsible for keeping the University in compliance with federal regulations pertaining to student and exchange visitor visas.

By promoting cross-cultural and educational exchange through programming such as Global Community Hour Series and International Education Week, OISS is committed to enhancing intercultural and global learning within the Bryant community.

international advisor, OISS

Kaoru Paganelli

Kaoru Paganelli
Assistant Director

OISS is on the second floor of the Fisher Student Center. Hours are  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Student Visa

Student visas

Most international students at Bryant  are on F-1 visa status – the most common visa status used by students studying in the U.S., but some students qualify for a J-1 visa.

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4mile program


4MILE (Multicultural and International Leadership Experience) is a cultural and leadership program uniquely designed for first-year international and domestic multicultural students to help jumpstart your success.

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academic support

Academic Support

Academic Success Programs offer specialized services to help you increase your academic confidence and improve your performance as a college student. The Undergraduate Advising Office provides academic advising and services, as well as program and policy information.

Campus life

Campus Life

We hope you will add your voice and talents to a diverse student body that actively shapes campus life through an array of clubs and organizations, special events, leadership programs, and community service projects.

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Diversity & inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Office

The PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion comprises the Intercultural Center, Women's Center, Pride Center, the Interfaith Center and Campus Ministries. Together, they work to create a supportive and inclusive campus.

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career planning

Career Planning Services

Start planning early for your career. Career coaches in our award-winning Amica Center for Career Education can assist you with setting realistic expectations, finding opportunities, and making connections.

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