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The International Students Office (ISO) is currently open to visitors,and our International Student Advisors and staff are also available to assist you from 9:30am to 5:30pm on weekdays, via email at and via telephone-212-772-4864
Please note the ISO is closed weekends and federal holidays.

International Students Information Update 2021
In summer 2021,the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and CUNYfirst started the process of integrating  into one system. You can help us make this transition easier and more accurate by confirming or updating your personal information by completing our Student Information Update form. Thank you in adance for completing the form.


Hunter College, City University of New York, is one of the most diverse colleges in the United States. International students from all corners of the world are enrolled as F-1 and J-1 Exchange students.


Our Mission

Our mission is to support international students and exchange visitors in their cultural and educational transition to the College. The ISO can assist you in reaching your educational goals by informing you about your rights and responsibilities regarding your immigration status in the United States and creating a supportive environment. We help to ensure your legal compliance with the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the Students and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP).

About Our Web Site

Our website complements the services that we provide to international students and exchange visitors. We strongly encourage you to use this site to get important information and quick answers to your questions about Hunter College, student visas, immigration regulations, and other topics.

See the Prospective Students page for general information about our admissions requirements, and the type of visa you need in order to study in the United States.

All Newly Admitted Students must learn about the requirements and steps to follow to request the SEVIS I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for the F-1 (student) Visa, or the DS2019 form for the J-1 (exchange visitor) Visa.

If you are attending classes, see the Current Students page for information about services that we offer to Hunter international students, including: filing for an extension of stay or reinstatement, applying for permission to work and the social security card, changing your immigration status, and participating in cultural programs and student events.

Contact us by phone or via email for more information or assistance with your admissions and applying for a visa.

 Effective the fall 2020 semester ,due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and CUNY's response to it to keep everyone safe and healthy, the ISO will no longer issue F-1/J-1 On Campus Employment authorizations for the entire semester, only the dates on the employment offer letters will be approved.

Our Staff


Iris M. Aroyewun-Birchwood
Director, Designated School Official/Alternate Responsible Officer, International Student Advisor

Nadege Coriolan
Designated School Official/Alternate Responsible Officer, International Student Advisor


  • Lyes YakoubiCollege Assistant
  • Elshaymaa Farrag-ISO Assistant

PLEASE NOTE: Neither Hunter College nor the International Students Office is affiliated with, or endorses any of the companies, services, or external organizations listed throughout this website. This information is provided as advice only and should not be regarded as an advertisement or endorsement.





contact us

212.772.4864 | f: 212.650.3147
Rooms 1108/1109 East Building, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065