International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides leadership in international education and intercultural learning through services to international students and scholars, their dependents, the University, and the surrounding community. 

ISSS is more than the "immigration" office.  Although helping international students and scholars with immigration issues is a significant part of our work, with nearly 9,000 in-person visits to advisors each year and thousands of electronic forms processed, we are also heavily involved in intercultural and adjustment programming for students and scholars, providing cultural competency and intercultural awareness training for staff and faculty, and supporting the Iowa City area community to be a welcoming place for international visitors.

Appointments

Meet with an ISSS adviser during our virtual and walk-in advising hours.

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Current Students (F-1)

Stay informed on current policies and procedures related to maintaining status, travel, inviting family to the U .S., and more.

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Scholars (J-1)

Find information to make it easier for you to focus on your intellectual pursuits.

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Exchange Students (J-1)

If you are participating in an exchange or sponsored program, check out this information specific to your needs.

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New to University of Iowa?

Find information that is geared towards you.  View pre-departure webinars for new international students, learn how to get here, and discover the many academic and cultural resources available to you.  

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ISSS News

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International students join community members for fall break meal

Monday, November 28, 2022
International Programs
Over 170 meals were served to University of Iowa students and members of the surrounding community during a special fall break meal event.
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Fascha Aryasa felt that she needed a place like Iowa City in her life

Monday, November 21, 2022
International Programs
Fascha Aryasa, a first-year computer science student from Bali, Indonesia, has become deeply involved in campus life in just a few short months.
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International Programs to host Fall Break Meal, Nov. 21

Friday, November 4, 2022
International Programs
Join IP staff for a celebration of community and a traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, and pie!

Events

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BGC: Navigating Intercultural Conflicts

Monday, December 5, 2022 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Online venue
Description:  In this two-part interactive session, you will learn about the four intercultural conflict styles. You will discover your preferred cultural approach for resolving conflict and that of others by completing the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) inventory developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer. In addition, there will be opportunities to apply ICS concepts in practice through discussion and case studies.    Participants in this session will be able to: Describe the four styles of the...
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