International Student Office

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The International Student Office (ISO) provides help and support to the international student body before, during, and after the completion of their academic programs at Stratford University. The International Student Office performs the following tasks.

  • Providing advice to prospective students about their academic options at Stratford.
  • Providing advice to prospective students about the Visa application process.
  • Issuing Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) to eligible applicants.
  • Providing pre-departure advice to ensure a safe and timely arrival in the United States.
  • Issuing Curricular Practical Training (CPT) employment authorization.
  • Issuing recommendation to USCIS for Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization.
  • Providing information about transferring from another institution to Stratford University.

We are focusing on real-life experiences in the classroom. Professors share how they experience particular situations in their profession and what decisions they've had to make. This makes me more confident and prepares me for the real-world.

Natalia Bogdanova , Bulgaria

I'm taking fundamentals of baking, taught by Chef Brett, who is a great teacher and knows what he is doing! We have been baking cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and many types of bread. I have learned so much in just 5 weeks!

Maria Paula Quintana , Colombia

I chose the MS in Information Systems program because in my old school we didn't have many online resources, most things were done offline. Kazakhstan is behind in information technology, so once I get my Master's degree I want to go back and contribute to the IT aspect of my Country's development.

Kamilya Nurgaliyeba , Kazakhstan

Before I came to the United States, I was working at a mining company and a travel company... but I decided I want to have my own business. I enrolled in the MBA program to develop my skills and capabilities. That's why I came to Stratford!

Enerel Chuluunbat , Mongolia

The United States is an organized country, most things are easy to understand, easy to follow. Teaching methods at Stratford make classes very interesting. I want to be a university professor and spread this education concept in my home country too.


Abdulrahman Aljefri , Saudi Arabia