International Services, a unit of the International Institute within the Division of Academic Affairs, advises and provides information to students, research scholars, visiting professors, and MSU faculty and administrators about rules and regulations of immigration. International Services serves as the University liaison between the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State, and the Mississippi State University international community holding F and J visas. By administering both the F-1 Student and J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs, International Services provides documents for qualified non-immigrants to enter the United States. International advisors inform students about maintenance of lawful status, work authorization, enrollment requirements, extension of stay, and other immigration issues. Semi-annual orientation programs for new students along with additional immigration workshops are conducted by this office as well as annual international student services including orientation sessions, cultural programming for visiting scholars, and offering an international tax software program.
The International Services office is located in 116 Allen Hall and can be contacted by telephone at 662-325-8929. Additional information can be found at http://international.msstate.edu.