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Office of International Services (OIS)

The Johns Hopkins Office of International Services website can be found here.

Contacts and Appointments

International Student Advisors/ Designated School Officials
*To schedule an appointment, email
Phone: 667-208-7001

Office Location: 

JHU Homewood Campus

3400 North Charles Street

358 Garland Hall

Baltimore, MD 21218 

Emergency Information

The nationwide telephone number for police, fire, and medical emergencies is 911. This number is intended for use in emergency circumstances only, and to use it for any other purpose (including non-emergency situations and prank calls) can be a crime.

Emergency Telephone Number for Border Issues. The Office of International Services has established an emergency telephone number to assist international students and scholars who encounter problems when attempting to enter the U.S. This number, 443-240-1938, may be used when university offices are closed to clarify an individual's legal status, JHU affiliation, or otherwise answer questions from Customs and Border Protection officers or similar government officials.

This emergency number is only for immigration and visa related emergencies that require an immediate response. Inquiries on admission, issuance of new or renewed visa documents, or routine immigration questions will not be answered and must be made to the appropriate office during regular business hours.

Emergency number for border issues.........443-240-1938

Services Provided

The Office of International Services at Peabody assists international students in several capacities:

Immigration Advisor

The International Student Advisor provides advising services to international students which relate to their particular student visa status within the United States. In accordance with U.S. Immigration law and various rules and regulations contained therein, the advisor assists non-immigrant students with the following:

  • Initial entry into the United States
  • Extensions of stay
  • Work authorization
  • Changes of visa status
  • Reinstatement to legal status
  • Travel authorization/re-entry to the U.S. Transfers to/from Peabody Conservatory

This list is by no means exhaustive. In addition to these advisory functions, the international student advisor advises and assists international students with many specialized and individualized issues relating to their particular non-immigrant visa status.


All staff members of the Office of International Services at Peabody are routinely called upon to act as liaisons for the international students. Staff members work with government agencies, conservatory departments, and a variety of other entities to seek solutions to problems faced by foreign nationals, to voice specific concerns on their behalf, and to request appropriate assistance when needed.


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