Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

International Student and Scholar Services

Learn how to guide students through their entire study abroad experience, from applying for admission to extending their stay in the U.S., with the International Student and Scholar Services program.

Essential Job Responsibilities in the International Student and Scholar services Field

International Student Admission Specialist

  • Corresponding with prospective students
  • Explaining the U.S. (or other) education system and the institutional application process
  • Receiving and organizing all of the students’ application materials
  • Collaborating with university departments
  • Advising students on the visa application process

International Student and Scholar Adviser

  • Facilitating orientation programs
  • Providing individual advising and making referrals on academic, personal, and cultural matters
  • Arranging extracurricular activities such as friendship programs, international student clubs, etc.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of complex immigration regulations
  • Assisting with the paperwork to apply for benefits such as employment permission

Assistant Director, Associate Director, or Director

  • Budgeting
  • Strategic planning
  • Developing policies
  • Overseeing department staff and operations
  • Ensuring smooth relations with partner organizations and departments across campus

Student and Alumni Stories

Adam Julian

Works for: Appalachian State University

Title: Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Alumnus: MA International Education Management 2013

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Our Students' Dream Jobs in the Field

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Kirsten Greene
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Alex Nichol

"Become director of international programs and services office at a college
or university."

"Direct the international student services department of a university or work at the Institute of International Education"