International Student Services is here to help:

  • Advise international students on matters relating to the US federal immigration regulations and maintaining F-1 status.
  • Support international students in their transition to a new cultural, academic, physical, and social environment.
  • Maintain programs designed to help international students both engage in the local community and stay connected to their home cultural environments.
  • Help deliver services and programming to the COA community related to international study and intercultural awareness.
  • Ensure institutional compliance with SEVIS and Federal Immigration Regulations.

Coordinator of International Student Services

Dianne Clendaniel serves as your main contact for matters regarding your student status at COA. You may contact her at, or by phone at 207-801-5673.

Important documents

Student Profile form

The Student Profile form shares information about your home country, where you attended school, your interests, and personality. This form is useful if we need to be in touch with you, your family, or your former school, and will benefit your experience at COA.

International Student Travel and Arrival form

All international student globetrotters turn in the International Student Travel and Arrival form so we can anticipate your plan of arrival, prepare appropriate accommodations, and provide transportation from specified locations. Getting to COA can be tricky, so your response is important.

International Student Handbooks

We have created guides to aid all international students and provide information about immigration regulations as well as procedures and the COA culture and community.
Incoming students should read the International Student Pre-arrival Guide.