For International Students

We bring the international community to CCS and ensure that international students thrive here.

Through the enrollment of international students and by coordinating study abroad opportunities, we foster an atmosphere of dynamic idea exchange among students and faculty. A diversity of cultures, ideas, points of view, and methods of creative expression form an integral element of the educational experience at CCS. The work of the ISSO serves to enrich student and faculty experience, is crucial to academic success at CCS, and ensures alumni success in the creative workplace beyond.

International Student Services

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The ISSO exists to serve the international student community at CCS throughout their academic career, and beyond. We assist students with:

  • Immigration advising including policy, regulations, and procedures for F-1 and J-1 students and scholars
  • Academic advising for international students in all majors
  • Life in the United States
  • Study Abroad 

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International Community

The ISSO supports and encourages cross-cultural exchange and understanding by building community through events, programs, and shared global experiences. The ISSO sponsors events throughout the academic year, including workshops, holiday celebrations, study abroad information sessions, trips around town, and more.

The ISSO brings international students together with support services and staff across campus including:

  • Wellness and Counseling
  • Student Success Center
  • Career Development
  • Student Life
  • Academic Affairs
  • Business Office

International Student Orientation

Each year, in collaboration with the Student Success Center, the ISSO hosts a week-long International Student Orientation. This special orientation for incoming international students takes place the week ahead of New Student Orientation.

Giving international students the opportunity to move into campus early, the week is full of events and opportunities specially designed to give new international students the tools and time they need to begin acclimating to a new culture and city. International orientation serves as an official welcome to the CCS creative community. Some of the highlights of International Orientation include:

  • Basics: cell phones, bank accounts, drivers’ licenses, etc.
  • Familiarization with immigration rules and regulations
  • Academic advising, registration, and class schedules
  • Workshops for academic success strategies, English language preparation, and cultural acclimation
  • Campus tours
  • The City of Detroit
  • Shopping trips

During International Orientation, new students begin making friendships and connections that will last for their entire academic program at CCS, and beyond.

Contact Us

International Student Services Office

T. 313.664.7449

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The office is closed weekends.

Director of International Student Services
Katherine Campbell
T. 313.664.7428

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