About Us

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International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to a successful educational, personal, and professional experience. We serve our international population and campus units through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach.

ADVISING
ISSS offers one-on-one advising sessions to address specific situations. Appointments are available for students, scholars, staff, and faculty and their dependents.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
ISSS is federally mandated to maintain and update student records and ensure all student and scholar information is up-to-date in the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) system.

STATUS PROCESSING
ISSS works with campus units to prepare J-1 immigration documents for scholars as well as H-1 applications for faculty and staff.


PROGRAMMING
ISSS offers educational, cultural, and social programs throughout the year that enrich the experiences of international and domestic students, scholars, and families.


OUTREACH
ISSS collaborates with multiple campus units, US government agencies, educational foundations, program sponsors and community organizations. These relationships allow us to provide enhanced services.


RESOURCES
ISSS provides print and online publications designed to help navigate life on campus and in Champaign- Urbana. The ISSS Handbook, as well as guides to the US healthcare system and academic life at Illinois can be found on the ISSS website.


COMMUNICATION

NEWSLETTER: All international students and scholars receive a bimonthly e-newsletter, which includes timely updates and information about current activities and programs.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook
fb.com/IllinoisISSS (Students)
fb.com/isss.scholars.uiuc (Scholars)
Twitter
@ISSSIllinois
Instagram
@ISSSillinois
YouTube
ISSSatIllinois

 


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