PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

66 Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook Office of International Affairs The Office of International Affairs (OIA) serves as a base for the university’s international initiatives, including international student services, academic international travel, international risk management, travel registration procedures, and undergraduate international recruitment and admissions. The office also houses NSU’s premier global engagement program, the Razor’s Edge Global program, a curricular/ cocurricular scholarship program for exceptional undergraduate students charged with serving as change agents and engaging others in global citizenship. OIA includes the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), the Office of Education Abroad (OEA), and the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions (OIUGA). The OIA also provides ongoing assistance and support for all members of the university community engaged in campus internationalization, global partnerships and exchanges, and other globalization efforts. • The Office of International Student Scholars (OISS) provides immigration, orientation, counseling, and overall assistance to all new and continuing international students, visiting scholars, and faculty members on and off campus. • The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) provides comprehensive assistance to all students (domestic and international) who wish to travel abroad on any of the many international travel experiences offered at the institution including summer, semester, and academic year study abroad programs, faculty-led travel study programs, international internships and international service learning opportunities. • The Office of International Undergraduate Student Admissions (OIUGA) provides comprehensive international student recruitment and admission support for prospective international students. The OIA is committed to welcoming international students, scholars, and their families while facilitating their transition to life at NSU; and the team is also committed to providing all students with the services they need to fulfill their global and international interests through study abroad opportunities. For further information, contact OIA at (954) 262-7240 or visit the website at nova.edu/internationalaffairs. Office of Recreation and Wellness The Office of Recreation and Wellness (NSU RecWell) strives to enhance the health and well-being of the NSU community through diverse and inclusive programs and services. The many vast opportunities include intramural and club sports, group fitness, wellness education, scuba diving certifications, as well as instructional how-to recreation. The face of NSU RecWell is its recreational complex, known as the RecPlex. This 100,000-square-foot facility is located in the Don Taft University Center and houses a 15,000-square-foot cardiovascular and strength training area, two indoor basketball courts, three indoor racquetball courts, an indoor climbing wall, a leisure swimming pool, three multipurpose rooms, and locker rooms—equipped with showers and saunas. Office of Residence Life The Office of Residence Life provides students with a dynamic living experience with an emphasis on building a strong sense of community and belonging throughout each residence hall. Full- and parttime live-in staff are in each community and ensure safety, well-being, and support for all residents.