The mission of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) is to develop, facilitate, and oversee high quality innovative international programs, initiatives and partnerships by providing leadership, coordination, and service to students and faculty both on and off campus.
The OIA fosters campus internationalization and serves as a central support, advisory, and information center for all students with its two divisions, the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) & Sharks Aboard. The OIA also collaborates with faculty and staff on campus, at our Regional Campuses, and our international instructional sites to promote and facilitate international education programs and initiatives, celebrate diversity, promote multiculturalism, and create opportunities for students that encourage the development of a global mindset.
Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), a division within OIA, offers immigration assistance for the NSU community and serves as a liaison between our office and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in matters related to international students and scholars studying and working here. Our goal is to provide you with great service and for you to have an overall remarkable experience. Our office also provides support services and events such as international student orientation, international education week, networking events, and more.
The Sharks Abroad team within OIA, supports all NSU students who are interested in studying, interning, volunteering, and/or shadowing abroad.