International Student Experience

Johns Hopkins University and the Whiting School of Engineering offer a variety of resources for international students. We hope that you will make the US, Baltimore, and JHU your home away from home. Explore this page for more information on the international student experience at JHU.

Office of International Student Services

OIS provides immigration, visa, and travel guidance to the Johns Hopkins University international community in every school, and serves over 11,000 international students, recent alumni, faculty, researchers, scholars, staff, and their dependents annually.  In addition to our website, individuals may access an array of e-requests around the clock via our iHopkins self-service portal.  We also offer individualized advising by email.  

The OIS website includes information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) as well as Visa and travel guidance.   

Center for Diversity and Inclusion: Office of Multicultural Affairs

The JHU Center for Diversity and Inclusion houses the Office of Multicultural Affairs. You can find the office at 3003 N Charles St, Homewood Apartments, Suite 100.  

After discovering the Center for Diversity & Inclusion- Multicultural Affairs, you’ll realize that we are your “home away from home.” CDI-MA is committed to enhancing the educational experience of students from underrepresented populations. Additionally, we strive to create an environment that reflects the multicultural nature of all Johns Hopkins students. 

Our events and programs are designed to support and challenge students, providing opportunities for intercultural learning experiences, professional and leadership development, and success and retention initiatives. Multicultural Affairs is a community where students participate in events, engage in dialogue, study, or just relax. Our hope is that you visit and get involved in the many offerings that CDI-MA provides.