The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office welcomes international students and scholars from around the world. You can find a country list here. This site is intended for use by other university departments to assist you with the hiring and welcoming of these individuals.

The information provided on this site is a guide and is not intended to be legal advice. If you have questions or concerns about any of the information on this site, please contact the ISSS Office.

Our office offers several workshops throughout the year. Please check the UofL Today daily email for when the next session may be. Please feel free to view the workshop presentation at anytime to have a better understanding of international students and scholars on campus and what the daily functions of the ISSS consist of and how we are here to help the students and scholars on campus.

What does the ISSS office do?

•Ensure institutional compliance with federal government regulations through the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

•Serve as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO or DSO) on behalf of the University

•Issue and sign the proper immigration documents to admitted students and exchange visitors, the forms I-20 or DS-2019, respectively

•Advise international students and scholars on “maintaining their status”, conduct welcome orientations, work authorization workshops, and change of status requests

•Collaborate on programming efforts with on and off-campus offices and organizations  to enhance opportunities for non-immigrant  students, scholars, and their dependents