Center for International Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad
Our Mission and Goals
The Center focuses on the academic, social and professional development of F1 visa students, Dream scholars, and Global Citizenship Alliance study abroad participants. The Center assists students in achieving their academic goals while maintaining their legal status during their course of study at Queensborough Community College. The Center provides F1 visa students with professional development workshops and opportunities for intercultural exchange in classrooms and communities throughout the year. The Center assists DREAM scholar recipients in achieving their academic goals and engages them in professional development and community building activities. The Center promotes CUNY study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities, and provides study abroad program advisement and application assistance. We promote and administer the Global Citizenship Alliance (GCA) study abroad and leadership program. We also develop the comprehensive pre-departure training course for the GCA program. The Center also organizes immigration events for the campus and local community.
Department Goals1. Improve student readiness for academic excellence and rigor of the college experience
2. Support curricular innovation and strive for better alignment with baccalaureate programs and the demands of a dynamic workforce
3. Leverage best practices and technological solutions to provide personalized advisement and comprehensive support (academic, personal, financial) for degree completion
The Spring 2020 I-20 application window for overseas student who require an F-1 visa opens November 1, 2019 and closes December 1, 2019. Late/incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
New overseas students must pay a $350 SEVIS fee before attending their visa interview. Instructions to pay this fee can be found at www.fmjfee.com. Note that SEVIS Express is a fradulent website. Do NOT use SEVIS Express to pay your fee.
Admissions and U.S. Entry Information
Under the direction of Ms. Lampeto Efthymiou, DSO/Manager of International Student Life, the Queensborough Community College (QCC) Center for International Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad is a multi-service office for the purposes of providing the following:
The Center for International Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad is located in The Library Building, Room 431, and can be reached by:
Telephone: (718) 631-6611
FAX: (718) 281-5140
Library Bldg. Room 431
Queensborough Community College
222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside, Queens 11364