Center for Global Services
The GAIA Centers will  be hosting some very exciting events during International Education Week (IEW), Nov-17th-21st!

Photo contest, cooking lessons and much more... CLICK HERE for the full calendar of IEW events.

International Friendship Program: Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 27, 2014--Thanksgiving Day--the Center for Global Services is coordinating a special Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner Program to introduce the international community to a true traditional American holiday-Thanksgiving. American friends (HOSTS) may invite one or more international guest(s) (student, scholar, or faculty) into their home to share a special Thanksgiving holiday meal. This rewarding program provides international visitors with the opportunity to learn about and experience this unique American holiday. Hosts and guests must apply by November 14, 2014.


The Office of Career Services has a great line up of programs specially for international students. Please click here for details.
Please note: 
Online check-in for J-1 researchers, professors, and student interns is now available.  As of July 1, 2014, J-1 visitors will be required to check-in online by logging into

Welcome to the Center for Global Services

The Center for Global Services coordinates cultural programs and immigration-related services for approximately 6000 international students, scholars, faculty, and their dependents, and serves the broader campus community in an administrative and advisory capacity.

The Center's mission is to provide quality and timely services, to demystify federal immigration regulations as much as possible for the university constituencies we serve, and to assist members of the campus' international community in the cultural adjustment process.

The Center for Global Services is a part of the university-wide
Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers). The GAIA Centers work toward developing a comprehensive, campus-wide set of international initiatives and services, initiating collaborative projects and strategic partnerships around the world, and expanding students' opportunities for international study and research.