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.
Meet with an ISSS adviser during our virtual and walk-in advising hours.
Stay informed on current policies and procedures related to maintaining status, travel, inviting family to the U .S., and more.
Find information to make it easier for you to focus on your intellectual pursuits.
If you are participating in an exchange or sponsored program, check out this information specific to your needs.
Don't miss out on ISSS activities for students and scholars
For UI staff and faculty who work with international students and scholars on F-1 and J-1 visas