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What is COISO?

Welcome to the University of Miami! As you prepare for a spectacular college experience here at the U, know that COISO is here to help. COISO strives to foster an environment rich with opportunities for growth and success for international students.

All University of Miami international students are automatically members of COISO. By participating in COISO meetings and events, you will get to know international students from over 120 countries and ensure that COISO provides the type of services and activities that meet your needs and interests as an international student at UM. 

Mission of COISO

University of Miami international students founded the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO) in 1967 with the intent:

  • To promote and defend the interests of all international students and organizations

  • To integrate international students with campus life and the community where possible

  • To provide cultural and social activities for all students

  • To name and nominate official representatives of this council to all University of Miami committees as requested

  • To assist all international students and organizations on campus that so request it, in coordinating and harmonizing their campus activities

  • To help interested international groups to organize and become registered as approved organizations at the University of Miami

  • To provide services and information to the University and the student body

  • To refrain from sponsoring any political ideas or activates emanating from outside campus issues

How We Accomplish Our Mission:

Contact Us

University of Miami

Donna E. Shalala Student Center (SC)
1330 Miller Drive, Suite 210B 

Coral Gables, FL 33124-6921
coiso@miami.edu
Tel: 305-284-3548 

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