International Services

The Office of International Services offers a full range of resources for our community of international students and scholars, including advice and assistance in visa, immigration, tax, employment, cultural, and general matters.

Intercultural competence – the ability to communicate and relate effectively and appropriately with members of another cultural background on their terms – is a necessary skill among graduates ready to join a global marketplace. Toward this end, we look both to assist international students in adjusting to and embracing a new culture and also to involve and engage all members of the campus community in events, workshops, and other opportunities to share the wealth of global perspectives and enjoy the full experience of our campus.

The Office of International Services collaborates with the International Studies Program, the Office of International Programs, the Vassar International Student Association, the Office of Career Development, the Vassar Student Association, the Vassar International Student Association and a wide variety of other offices and organizations in efforts to provide programming that speaks to the college’s mission to promote a global perspective among all our students.

The Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) is housed within the Office of International Services. VHP provides an experiential education in global citizenship, while fostering sustainable development in Haiti and promoting Haitian art. For more information on VHP, go to

Andrew Meade is the director of international services. Please contact or visit http:// for more information.