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Welcome Message

Ravichandran Ammigan

Welcome to the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) at the University of Delaware. OISS is the designated office on campus to provide immigration advising and support services to more than 4,250 international students, scholars and family members from over 95 different countries.

The University of Delaware values the presence of international students and scholars and recognizes the important role they play in the life of the university. We have a rich tradition of welcoming international visitors from all parts of the world and the OISS staff is familiar with the challenges of living, studying and working in a different culture or country.

OISS is committed to providing quality advising services and supportive programming to students and scholars in F-1, J-1 and H-1B visa status during their stay at the university and in the United States. In collaboration with campus and community partners, our office also contributes to the internationalization of the university by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions and international programming.

I encourage you to take a moment and explore the OISS website as it provides comprehensive information on government regulations and other resources to help you navigate issues that are most common to international visitors. OISS is your home away from home and it is our privilege to serve you. I invite you to contact our office at any time we can be of assistance. Best wishes for a successful and productive year ahead.


Ravi Ammigan, Ph.D.
OISS Executive Director