Clayton State University has launched a new office to consolidate its efforts to help international students make a smooth transition into university life.

The International Student Services Office will be led by Brett Reichert, a new addition to the Clayton State staff.

The office will help international students comply with regulations they face throughout the process of entering the U.S. It will also hold cultural workshops that will help students adapt to their new environment, offering tips on tasks like opening a bank account, accessing health care or taking transportation.

“The university reached a point where it needed to centralize these important services in one office, with an eye toward the success and growth of the internatioanl population on campus,” Mr. Reichert said in a news release.

Mr. Reichert, who has a master’s degree in multicultural and multilingual education from Florida State University, has lived and worked in South Korea and Belgium. He most recently served as director of the English as a Second Language department at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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