Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

The International Student & Scholar Services Office is dedicated to facilitating international education and cross-cultural exchanges at Colorado School of Mines.   It is our mission to assist and inform international students and scholars of the privileges and stipulations mandated by federal regulations in a timely and practical manner to ensure they successfully maintain their status and have a positive experience at Mines.


The International Student and Scholar Services Office leads the university community in providing services and programs that facilitate the transitioning, integration, and retention of international students and scholars.  Our intention is to make sure that we graduate global citizens, who are fully equipped and prepared to work wherever they choose to live.

Our Values

Be knowledgeable about policies, regulations, and trends in international education. Develop and implement best practices from theory, research, and experience. 

Intercultural Effectiveness:
Embrace cultural differences and have the intercultural skills, to work effectively with people from around the world. Use a holistic approach that respects multiple identities based on race, class, sexual orientation, gender, beliefs, ability, and ethnicity.

Provide services, advocacy, and support based on individuals’ unique needs and goals.

Build strong partnerships to effectively share knowledge and perspectives, and maximize resources.

Adjust creatively to opportunities and changing needs.

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