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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is dedicated to serving the University of Minnesota’s international community. Its primary mission is to assist international students and scholars in successfully accomplishing the goals that brought them to the University. In addition, ISSS supports the University’s internationalization efforts by helping departments bring new foreign nationals into the community; by providing intercultural training for students, staff, and faculty; by offering events that build links between the U.S. and international communities on campus; and by designing and implementing intensive short-term programs for students and scholars from around the world.

ISSS staff members are professionally trained to provide information and counseling to international students and scholars about academic, immigration, legal, career, financial, personal, and family matters, as well as issues of cross-cultural adjustment and professional integration upon returning home. In addition, ISSS provides training and programs that enhance the awareness and understanding of cross-cultural and international issues across campus and consults with University faculty and staff on issues related to international students and scholars in their departments.

Contact Information

190 Hubert H. Humphrey Center
301 - 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-626-7100
Fax: 612-626-7361
Email: isss@umn.edu
Website: isss.umn.edu