As advocates for RISD’s international community, we offer support and services with immigration compliance, cultural and language adjustment and navigating US systems.


The Office of International Student Services (OISS) also coordinates and provides information about the International Student Orientation held in the fall and assists students in finding the campus resources they need.  OISS strives to help international students become integrated into the RISD community and make the most of their experiences here.

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Appointments Only: Monday- Friday between 10:00 AM- 3:00PM, Schedule a 30-minute appointment in person, by phone: 401-277-4957 or by email: oiss@risd.edu

Note: Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance

Student Advisor (Graduate Students): Catherine (Kate) Sacco, Associate Director of International Student Services

Student Advisor (Undergraduate Students): Barbara Kluesner, International Student Advisor

Walk-In Advising Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Student are welcome to drop by during these times to speak with an advisor on a first-come, first served basis. No appointment is required.

Contact Us:
(Tel) 401-277-4957
(Fax) 401-454-6605

Email Inquiries: oiss@risd.edu

Carr House, 210 Benefit Street, Room 202
Providence, RI 02903

Mailing Address:
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903


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