CIIS welcomes veterans and their families, and has put together specific resources dedicated to assisting with the application process and to welcoming veterans to campus. The University's academic programs of study are approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code. For additional information please see our dedicated CIIS Connect page. 

International Students 

Our services for international students include:

  • Support international students in successfully completing their educational goals.
  • Support international students in maintaining their legal status in the U.S.
  • Assist the university in its commitment to cultural diversity.
  • Promote cross-cultural education and experiences through programs, services and events that build our global community.
  • Educate the campus about and is a resource for questions pertaining to federal immigration regulations.
  • International Student Orientation
  • Tax resources
  • Liaison for international students with university departments Community and campus outreach activities
  • Personal and cultural adjustment assistance
  • Health insurance questions​​​​​​​

Bridge Program for F1 Students
The Bridge Program is an opportunity for new students with F1-visa-holding students to discover a sense of belonging as they transition into CIIS' unique educational culture. The program begins with a writing intensive before classes start, and year-long peer mentorship pairing. The program is designed to support academic confidence. Serving a diverse and global community, the Bridge will connect students to a supportive cohort of peers, mentors, faculty and staff, and advisors through writing workshops, diversity and social justice modules, and social events. All programs are free to participating students.

For further information, please visit this page or email

Support for international students 

Basic Needs

Student Affairs offers a housing guide containing useful housing-related internet sites, short-term housing options, and other information to help you find housing to suit your needs and lifestyle. 

CIIS strives to provide for all students, and accommodate all dietary restrictions. If you require food-related assistance or are experiencing food insecurity, please reach out to us at We have resources available to assist you. 

Career Services

For Students and Alumni

The Career Services team is ready to help students and alumni integrate their academic experience into the next stage of their journey by providing career preparation workshops, resources, and one-on-one coaching and advising. More specifically, we offer:

  • Career exploration: resources and assistance to help you identify potential career paths and explore different industries
  • Job search assistance: information and advice on crafting a strong resume, applying for jobs, and making the most of networking opportunities
  • Professional development: career coaching and advice on a wide range of topics, including interviewing skills, networking, entrepreneurship advice, and MBTI and Enneagram typing

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, please contact us at or log into CIIS Careers Connect to see our available trainings. Additional resources are also available through partnering departments. We look forward to helping you reach your professional goals!

For Employers

If you would like to connect with us about a position in your organization, please email our office at with the details of your available employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities. Options for connecting with our diverse, talented, and versatile student body include our internal careers listserv, facilitated sharing by our career counselors, or the chance to attend a CIIS career fair. 

Fellowships and Assistantships

CIIS offers several competitive fellowships and assistantship opportunities to its students:

  • The CWS Fellows Program through the Center for Writing and Scholarship (CWS) consists of a year-long tutoring fellowship designed to prepare the next generation of college instructors to work with students on academic writing.
  • The Integral Teaching Fellowship (ITF) Program offers CIIS graduate students an opportunity to prepare for teaching at the college level during a semester-long training program.

In addition, there are a small number of teaching and research assistantships available each year through individual academic programs at CIIS:

  • Teaching assistantships provide a paid opportunity for students to gain related experience under the guidance of faculty mentors.
  • Research assistantships provide a paid opportunity for students to acquire experience in diverse areas of research and writing projects. Lengths of appointment vary (semester or yearlong), but the research assistant may work only up to five hours per week.

Find out more about the Fellowship and Assistantship Opportunities offered at CIIS


CIIS students and alumni are encouraged to apply for the Fulbright Student Program to promote openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby enhancing mutual understanding on a global scale. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a B.A. or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. The award provides round-trip travel, tuition, books, and stipend for one academic year. It also supports to coursework and master’s or dissertation research. Please find information at

Applications open in April and close in September. For more details, including a full timeline, please visit our CIIS Connect page. The CIIS Fulbright Campus Committee can review and provide feedback on applicants’ personal and grant purpose statements. Please visit the contact CIIS Fulbright Advisor Heidi Fraser Hageman with further questions:

  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents conducting overseas dissertation research in modern foreign language and area studies, there is also an opportunity to apply to the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation fellowship. Funding is for six to 12 months. Fellowships are not awarded for projects focusing on Western Europe or for research in countries with which the U.S. has no diplomatic relations. Information is at: