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International Students


Important Links
Office of International Education (OIE)
Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)
English as a Second Language Resources (ESL)

The Office of International Education (OIE) is the center for information and issues concerning international students. The office provides a myriad of services to assist international students. Advisors in OIE are on hand to help all incoming international students with visa problems, temporary housing, and many other issues.

OIE Orientation:

International students are required to attend the OIE orientation session. Posters announcing the OIE orientation are provided along with your I-20 Certificate.  If you will miss the orientation date, contact OIE to arrange an alternative orientation session.  OIE can be reached at 412.268.5231 or

Upon reaching Pittsburgh, all international students should check in with the Office of International Education as soon as possible. International students may arrive in Pittsburgh 30 days prior to their program start date which is written on the I-20 Certificate. There is a possibility that students arriving late without prior notification can potentially be denied entry. If you believe that you will be late arriving in the U.S., contact the MSIT eBusiness program administration and OIE immediately. New Student and Exchange Visitors Information System (SEVIS) regulations require that international students keep all contact information and addresses current.

The Intercultural Communication Center offers a unique language program that is highly individualized and allows full-time students to take a variety of workshops, tutoring sessions and self-paced appointments that give them maximum training in a minimum amount of time. The ICC is available free of charge to all students at Carnegie Mellon.