International Student Services

Welcome to International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) at Fairleigh Dickinson University serves over 1000 currently enrolled and recently graduated international students.  The office staff is dedicated to providing students with immigration support services and assisting them in their transition to FDU and the United States.

ISS works with students to provide them access to academic, co-curricular, and professional opportunities so they have an outstanding FDU experience and future success in the professional marketplace. The ISS staff also provides one-on-one advisement to ensure student are successful in maintaining proper immigration status.

Contact Information

Metropolitan Campus phone: 201-692-2743

Florham Campus phone: 973-443-8672

Current students

Prospective students

In case of emergency or issues at the port of entry after ISS business hours you may contact the Metropolitan Campus Office of Public Safety at 201-692-2222. Please include all the details of your situation, your full name as it appears on your I-20 or DS-2019, the phone number for the return call, and your FDU student ID number. They will contact an ISS advisor to respond to the situation.

Metropolitan Campus


Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM 
Closed on Wednesday 9 AM to noon

Walk-in advising hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2 PM to 5 PM.

Walk-in advising hours are meant for students to meet with an ISS advisor for a maximum of 10 minutes. No appointment is necessary.

  •  CPT applications may only be submitted during walk-in hours
  •  Students with SEVP Portal issues may call in to get assistance during walk-in hours

Non Walk-In Times

All other times, ISS is open and students may schedule an appointment with an advisor or submit requests — except CPT requests.


International Student Services House, 841 River Road, Teaneck (two houses south of Public Safety).

Mailing address

1000 River Road, T-IS1-01, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Phone Number



End of Fall Semester and Winter Break - Metro

12/10 Tuesday - Travel Signature Day 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

12/13 Friday - Submission Deadline: Requests must be received by ISS by 5:00 PM in order to receive your documents back before ISS closes on 12/23

12/16 Monday - Office Closed 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

12/23 Monday - Final Walk-In Advising hours of 2019 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Office Closed at 2:00 PM

Winter Break Office Closed 12/24/19 through 1/1/2020

1/2/2020 Thursday - ISS re-opens at 9:00 AM

Florham Campus


Tuesday and Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Student Center, Dean of Students Suite

Mailing address

285 Madison Avenue, M-SC1-03, Madison, New Jersey 07940

Phone Number



Maria Arenas, Florham Campus International Student Advisor:

End of Fall Semester and Winter Break: Florham

12/20 Friday - Office Open 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Final Office Hours of 2019

Winter Break Office Closed 12/23/19 to 1/2/2020

1/3/2020 Friday - Office Open 9am to 4:30pm