The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) provides services to:
- international students including orientation, immigration advising, personal advising and counseling, special programs and activities, among others;
- international scholars including visa securement;
- UNI faculty and staff traveling abroad on University business including visa services, travel safety, and travel health advice.
Each semester, the International Students and Scholars Office provides mandatory orientation for new international students. This program provides important information about UNI, campus resources and issues concerning international students, enables students to register for classes, among other things. You can view upcoming orientation schedule by clicking on Orientation under Prospective Students.
Immigration and Visa Coordinator assists international students and scholars with individual immigration questions and paperwork. In addition, coordinator provides visa services, travel safety, and travel health advice to UNI faculty and staff traveling abroad on University business. More about immigration.
Personal Advising and Counseling
International Student Advisor offers support for students who need assistance with personal matters as they adjust to the new campus environment. If advisor is unable to assist you, she will refer you to the appropriate resource on campus.
Programs and Activities
International Student Advisor organizes social and cultural events throughout the year to bring students together and provide new experiences. These include lunch and learn workshops, trips, ethnic food celebrations, graduation and farewell receptions, among others.
International Friendship Program
International students who would like an opportunity to get to know an American family may participate in this program which matches students with volunteer community families.
If you are a community member or local family who would like to be part of this program and spend time with an international student, please click here to see a special brochure just for you! If you would like to apply to join the program, you can fill out the application form here.
If you are an international student who would like to apply to participate in the International Friendship Program, click here for the student application form.