International student support

RISD deeply values the diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences that can be found on campus. Our learning community is made up of students, faculty and staff from over 60 nations.

For newly enrolled international students, RISD's Office of International Student Services (OISS) offers support and services with immigration compliance, cultural and language adjustment and navigating United States systems. You can also check out OISS’s Coming to RISD guide for general information regarding visas and relocation as well as up-to-date information on U.S. travel restrictions.