The Office of International Students is dedicated to serving the needs of international students by offering a broad range of services and special programming. The office issues and reviews F-1 visa documents and assists students with matters related to their visa status, employment, social security numbers and taxation in the United States, as well as postgraduate educational and employment plans.
The office also oversees the English as a Second Language Program and provides counseling and support on issues of cultural adjustment as well as academic, and other matters. In addition the office offers special programming and educational events for international students, including a pre-orientation program for new international students.
Oberlin's international student community makes up 7.5% of our student body and for the 2012-2013 academic year includes 190 foreign nationals, 139 dual U.S. and foreign citizens, 25 foreign nationals with permanent residency in the US; and 9 U.S. citizens living aboad.
Please note that the college does NOT allow final exam time changes for personal travel reasons, therefore we advise you not to book a plane ticket until you have confirmed your final exam schedule. The final exam schedule is published at the very start of each semester (check the Registrar's Office website), so as soon as your course schedule is finalized and you've received the course syllabi from your professors, you should be able to figure out when your final exams will be.