We believe Caltech thrives as a diverse international community. We support international students, scholars, and families in pursuit of professional and personal endeavors through individualized immigration advising, intercultural programming, and advocacy.
The International Offices consist of International Scholar Services (ISS), International Student Programs (ISP) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory International Office (JPL).
Celebrating and promoting international education and exchange, International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. At Caltech, IEW is a week of student, faculty, and staff presentations, highlighting Caltech's international excellence in education and exchange. Presentations have focused on international collaborations, research and innovations that impact developing nations, study abroad, and more. Want to present at IEW 2021? Submit an IEW Speaker Proposal.
The Culture of Language speaker series examines and celebrates cultures through the lens of language - how language impacts thought, behavior, social interactions, brain development, cultural identity, and more. Click to view the recordings, and enjoy ISP's newest speaker series.
#SoCaltech is an occasional series celebrating the diverse individuals who give Caltech its spirit of excellence, ambition, and ingenuity. Laura Flower Kim is associate director of International Student Programs (ISP). She and her co-workers provide support for Caltech's international students who need help with visas or immigration status. They work with degree students—bachelor's, master's, PhD—but also with nondegree students, including summer researchers and visiting graduate student researchers, as well as alumni. ISP also offers advising and intercultural programming.
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