University of Iowa

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services of the University of Iowa provides leadership in international education and intercultural learning through services to international students and scholars, their dependents, the University, and the surrounding community.  We enhance the academic, cultural, and social pursuits of our students and scholars through exceptional immigration and personal advising as well as outstanding cross-cultural programming and training.

SERVICES AND PROGRAMS TO INTERNATIONALIZE THE CAMPUS

ISSS is more than the "immigration" office.  Although helping international students and scholars in F, M, and J status with immigration issues is a significant part of our work, with nearly 9000 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.

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Walk-In Hours

ISSS sees students on a walk-in basis in 1111 University Capitol Centre.  Students are not assigned to specific advisors and instead meet with the advisor available at that time.  

Walk-In Advising Hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Monday through Friday 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Closed on Wednesday mornings

 

 

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ISSS News
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9/22/2017

International Parents of the Year 2017 - Meenu and Suresh Mittal

International Student and Scholar Services is happy to announce the recipients of the 2017 International Parents of the Year award, Meenu and Suresh Mittal of India. The Mittals were nominated by their son, Sanjay, who previously received his Master of Business Administration with distinction in 2015 and is now a graduate student in the Master of Accountancy program in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.
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UI student Wen Ying Lee and her family
3/13/2017

International Student Parent Spotlight: Lea Kien Pua and Chee Kwan Lee (Singapore)

A thirst for international education may be learned from one’s parents. University of Iowa student Wen Ying Lee from Singapore described her parents who supported her decision of studying literature in a UNESCO City of Literature, as “the two people who inspire me the most.” She wrote that her parents have studied in four countries, strongly believing that one learns the most when one is far from home.
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2/7/2017

International Student Parent Spotlight: Mohammad Shamsul Alam and Shamsun Naher Nilu (Bangladesh)

International student parents Mohammad Shamsul Alam and Shamsun Naher Nilu are further proof that we can work hard and make our children’s lives better than our own. Asif Mahmood Alam is an international graduate student at the University of Iowa working on his MBA. His parents believe the American dream is obtainable, and can be reached through sacrifice, hard work and support.
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