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Welcome to Fairleigh Dickinson University

Office of International Student Services  

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is committed to the service, support, and advocacy of the international student population at FDU by providing orientation, advisement, maintenance of student records, status compliance, and educational programming.
ISS supports international student success through the following endeavors:
  • Serve as primary campus liaison between the U.S. government and F/J status holders
  • Provide relevant immigration information and updates to F/J issues to the student and campus community
  • Advise students on immigration regulations as it relates to their academic program of study
  • Promote campus services for international students
  • Engage  in cultural and educational programming
Within the International Student Portal, you will find information and services to aid you throughout your FDU journey and beyond. Select a category from the menu on the left side. 

►Please make sure you READ and RE-READ all instructions prior to making the request.  Not doing so will cause delays with your request, if the required documentation is incorrectly filled. 
All requests are processed within 7 business days.  Please plan accordingly - see Time frame table

ISS Staff

MelissaMelissa Mendoza
Assistant Director/DSO


Maria Arenas 
International Student Advisor/DSO  

Office Hours

Metropolitan Campus
Mondays        9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesdays       9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursdays     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fridays          9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Florham Campus
Tuesdays     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fridays         9:00 am - 5:00 pm   

We hope that you and your family are safe and managing in these unprecedented times.  Along with an entire nation, we at International Student Service have dramatically adjusted how we live and work in the face of Covid-19.

FDU moved to virtual business operations as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19.  We want to assure you that we are still available and ready to help you.

We are still taking appointments (whether you want to speak on the phone or zoom room), we are also still processing requests, with small exceptions* and advising as required.

You can still call us at 201-692-2743 to leave a message for any of the DSO's or to request an appointment.                                

Both Campuses will be close as follows:
Summer 2021:
The office will be closed on Fridays beginning June 18, 2021, through August 6, 2021  




Metropolitan Campus
 841 River Road, T-IS1-01
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
201-692-2743 Voice
201-692-2177 Fax      

Florham Campus                                   
285 Madison Avenue, M-SC0-03
Madison, New Jersey 07940
973-443-8672 Voice
973-443-8932 Fax

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