Our Mission Statement
The mission of the International Students and Scholars Office is to provide immigration services, personal support, and cross-cultural expertise within a welcoming and supportive environment for international students and scholars throughout their university experience.
The area most frequently used by international students, scholars, and their families is the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) located on the Fourth Floor of the Memorial Union. The International Student Advisers (ISA) working in ISSO assist international students with maintenance of their immigration status, U.S. employment regulations, and provide support with social, cultural, financial, and personal concerns. Staff in the Scholar Unit of ISSO work with ISU departments to bring scholars to campus by preparing immigration documents or filing immigration petitions and by providing guidance on employment regulations. These staff members also advise scholars on maintenance of their immigration status, U.S. employment regulations, and provide support with social, cultural, financial, and personal concerns.