Collegiate Internationals (CI) is a purely higher education international student-run organization, and an initiative of Collegiate Congress. As the leading student advocacy organization, Collegiate Congress is a Non-Governmental Organization comprising representatives of college student governments. By developing a cohesive voice, Collegiate Congress aims to lobby on behalf of otherwise separated constituents. Collegiate Internationals can, in the same way as its parent organization, best be imagined as an umbrella organization of all international students and international student groups at New York City’s many universities, one that understands their unique circumstances. Pursuing a college career in a country where your home culture is not the norm can sometimes be very difficult. Therefore, our goal is to make students feel at home, regardless of their particular area of origin. We bring all international students together, form a community, and help them in all aspects of their college life. We facilitate events, conferences, and lectures which allow the internationals to preserve their culture, share ideas, build professional networks, make friends, and have fun.