About OIPS

OIPS: Educate, Celebrate, Serve!

Welcome! At the Office of International Programs and Services, our mission is to educate, celebrate, and serve Mason, including international and domestic students, faculty, and exchange visitors. Visit About OIPS to learn more about this mission and how OIPS inspires and builds intercultural learning and community at Mason.

We are happy to connect you with one of our advisors, so that you have the guidance and support needed for a successful educational experience. Head over to Online Services to schedule a meeting with one of our dedicated immigration advisors.

We've got a variety of exciting events planned every semester that are both fun and informative. Don't miss out on the chance to connect with other students and learn something new! Click to our Events to check out what we have coming up soon!

The Office of International Programs and Services provides services Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  For the convenience of students, faculty, scholars, and community members, many services will remain online, but available when in-person is needed. 

Connect with Us!

Virtual or Phone Appointments for almost any student or faculty immigration concern.  Please be sure you are able to access a computer to be able to view the information as the advisor speaks with you. Call 703.993.2970 to set up your appointment.  Please be sure that you will be able to meet professionally with few interruptions from noise or family members.

Virtual Walk-in Hours are set up for you to come in for a quick 5-minute advising session. Walk-in hours will take place on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1:30 PM-3:15 PM EST. Please visit: http://go.gmu.edu/oipswalkinhours to attend the OIPS Walk-in Hours.

Email Advising:

You may find your answers by visiting our FAQs and can find helpful forms and checklists under F-1 & J-1 Forms.
Graduate Admission I-20 Requests, Transfer In, Graduate Student Deferrals:gradi20@gmu.edu
On-Campus and Curricular Practical Training Employment, Program Extension, Reinstatements to Student Status, Change of Status to F-1, Transfer Out, Reduced Course Loads, and General Questions:oips@gmu.edu
INTO Mason Student F1 Visa status questions:oipsinto@gmu.edu
Leave of Absence and Return to the U.S., Course Load Requirements, Last Semester Reduced Course Load Advising:oipsregs@gmu.edu
Optional Practical Training, STEM Optional Practical Training Advising:oipsopt@gmu.edu
J-1 Student Advising:cbodziak@gmu.edu
H-1B and PR Advising:ichizhov@gmu.edu, ndeola@gmu.edu