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International Services Office

University of New Haven International Services
  1. Mission of the ISO

    Mission Statement:

    The International Services Office (ISO) advocates for and advises the international student population at the University of New Haven on U.S. immigration and visa-related issues. The office also supports and facilitates the transition of international students to the university community.

    ISO promotes and celebrates individuals in an intercultural environment. The ISO is a center where international students can seek advice on the intersection of academics and U.S. immigration regulations, and social and acculturation issues. In addition, the ISO provides orientations and workshops on topics of interest such as immigration requirements, employment, and cross-cultural communication. Finally, the ISO exposes the UNH community to the international population through the annual International Festival as well as other programs and events. Our overall vision is to foster global awareness throughout the university community.

  2. Thanksgiving Hosts

    We are looking for UNH faculty, staff, and alumni to host international students for the Thanksgiving holiday. Share the warmth and traditions of this special occasion with students from around the world. 

    As a host, you would invite international students into your home to share your holiday celebration on Thursday, November 26th. It can be for the whole day or just a few hours to share the Thanksgiving meal. Through this program we want our UNH international students to experience this quintessential holiday, get to know U.S. families, and make some great memories. As hosts, we hope that you will enjoy getting to know students from across the world, experience new cultures and ideas, and create some new memories. 

    To participate please fill out the questionnaire here. The deadline to sign up is Monday, November 9, 2015  

    Questions? Please contact the International Services Office at 203-932-7475, or visit us in Echlin Hall, Room 200. 

    We hope you will take part in this exciting program!

  3. UNH goes Tobacco Free

    Tobacco Smoke free
  4. Thanksgiving Program

    Ever wondered what Thanksgiving is? Would you like to experience a traditional U.S. holiday with an American family? This usually means joining the family for a Thanksgiving day meal (lunch or dinner) and participating in any family traditions and activities. 

    Some families can provide transportation and special diets (vegetarian, vegan, etc.), but it is not a guarantee. As these families are willing to include our international students in festivities we ask that you do not sign up unless you are able to commit to attending on Thursday, November 26th. Spaces are limited so not every student who signs up will be able to participate. 

    If this sounds interesting and you are able to participate on November 26th please fill out this link here. 

    Questions? Email the ISO at

  1. Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Please contact
    to make an appointment

  2. Contact Us

    Kathy Kautz de Arango
    Executive Director

    Danielle Valles
    International Student Advisor

    Echlin Hall 200
    300 Boston Post Road
    West Haven, CT 06516
    Ph: 203.932.7475
    Fax: 203.931.6054

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