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International Student Advising

Traveling to another country to go to college can be an exhilarating, but confusing experience. You're bound to have many questions, such as: What forms do I need to complete? What is it like to live on a U.S. college campus? Is the weather hot or cold? How many classes can I take?, to name a few. Our International Student Advising Office can answer all of these questions and more.

In addition to guidance and support, the International Student Advising Office provides:

  • A special orientation for new international students upon arrival at Coe College. You will find a friendly and familiar face as soon as you step on campus.
  • We're familiar with the most recent immigration rules and regulations as they apply to international students, such as:
    • Extensions of stay
    • Work authorizations
    • Practical training
    • Transfers
  • Whether you have a question about Coe, or about life in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we provide you with general counsel on any cultural, personal, and financial matters you may have.
  • You will be helped if you become sick or injured while you are a Coe student-we provide administration of a mandatory medical insurance program.
  • We're not just here for you when you arrive-we will communicate with you throughout the entire school year to keep you abreast of important information and updates.
  • We can help you with the completion of full-time student and expense letters, as well as the issuance of I-20s for re-entry.
  • You can get the addresses and telephone numbers of embassies and consulates in the United States.
  • Our office will facilitate home stays for you during major U.S. holidays.

Contact Information:

Deanna Jobe, International Student Advisor

Coe College
1220 First Avenue NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone: Toll-free within the United States: 1.877.CALL.COE, or
Local: 319.399.8500
E-mail: djobe@coe.edu