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The Office of International Student Services offers a range of support services for both undergraduate and graduate students who come to Marist College from abroad. Programs include an intensive orientation program for new students prior to the start of classes each semester. Orientation is designed to introduce new students to the campus, its students, faculty, and staff, and to familiarize them with the academic policies and procedures of Marist, and applicable rules and regulations of the United States government. Students should plan to arrive on campus approximately one week before classes begin in order to participate in orientation.

Additionally, the office provides ongoing academic, social, religious, and cultural support for all international students. Programming often includes seminars about OPT and CPT, student health insurance, tax preparation, and writing tutorials. Finally, we are always eager to celebrate the richness of our diverse traditions. The Marist International Student Association (MISA) helps with the planning for Diwali, Iftar, and Christmas, just to name a few.

International Exchange Students from partner institutions are welcome at Marist College. The International Student Exchange Program, administered by the Office of International Student Services in conjunction with Marist Abroad, is responsible for coordinating aspects of the exchange students’ stay, prior to orientation through completion of their course work at Marist.

For further information, please contact:

International Student Services Office, LB330 at +1 (845) 575-3687 or

Deborah Holtman, Director of Visa and Immigration Services, PDSO/ARO at +1 (845) 575-3000 X6364 or

Lesly Garcia, Director of International Student Services at 1 (845) 575 - 3000 X2818 or 

Christopher Canale, Administrative Coordinator, DSO at +1 (845) 575-3000 X2611 or

International Student Services Emergency Phone: +1 (845) 505-7050

International Student Orientation will begin the week prior to the start of classes. 

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International students seeking information about their visa status, travel, transfer, or employment can contact Deborah Holtman PDSO/ARO or visit Library 330.

International students must see the PDSO before starting any employment.

International Student Information

For information about necessary applications and requirements, full-time and online classes, campus employment, on-campus resources, and more view this slide presentation >