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.
Current Students (F-1)
Stay informed on current policies and procedures related to maintaining status, travel, inviting family to the U .S., and more.
Exchange Students (J-1)
If you are participating in an exchange or sponsored program, check out this information specific to your needs.
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.
BGC: Mental Health Concerns of International Students and Ways to be an Ally to International Students
Life in Iowa and ISSE Weekly Coffee Hour
For UI staff and faculty who work with international students and scholars on F-1 and J-1 visas