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International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) provides support to SNHU students in immigration, transition support and intercultural learning. We work in tandem with International Admission, Campus Involvement, Advising, Career Services, Residence Life and other units on campus.

ISS offers SNHU international students guidance on the following areas:

  • Immigration advising on maintaining legal status
  • Travel documents
  • Applying for Social Security Number and driver's license
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Local transportation
  • Practical training, workshops and counseling for cross-cultural integration

For more information about your transition to SNHU, check out our International Resources.

We also provide opportunities for intercultural learning to the broader campus community by partnering with the student-led International Student Association, various campus departments and the greater Manchester community. These events and initiatives include International Education Week, International Women’s Day, the International Gala and community connection programs, which provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds to engage in mutual learning and understanding.

For more details about what ISS offers students on campus, visit our my.SNHU ISS page and login with your mySNHU credentials.

ISS is in the William S. and Joan Green Center for Student Success (or “the Green Center”) in Suite 108 and is a department within the Division of Student Affairs.

Obtaining Your Visa

The first step toward becoming a student at SNHU after you’re accepted is obtaining your student visa. Most students request an F-1 visa, with a smaller number requesting J-1 visas – which are usually reserved for short-term exchange students. Follow these steps once you are admitted:

Embassies in the United States

The Electronic Embassy: Access a resource with a list of all the Embassies in Washington DC.