The Catholic University of America

Welcome to International Student and Scholar Services

A division of the Center for Global Education, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supports the academic mission of the University by promoting international educational exchange within the University, to federal agencies and to the world. 

Our Mission

ISSS seeks to:

  1. Ensure university compliance with applicable immigration-related regulations while facilitating the legal entry and transition of foreign students and scholars.
  2. Advocate on behalf of the foreign students and scholars both within the university and to federal regulatory agencies to ensure that they are afforded every opportunity to complete their educational objectives.
  3. Provide opportunities for intercultural education and exchange by providing educational and cultural programs that foster greater understanding and appreciation for other cultures and traditions.

Partner Programs 






ISSS is Moving!

We will be closed August 2nd through August 4th.

As of August 5th our new location will be The Pryzbyla Center, 201.


End of the Semester Reminders!

Past Events 

New and Continuing Student Welcome Reception

International Student Orientation

Fifth annual Global Fest featuring Embassy row




No upcoming events.


International Student and Scholar Services
B09 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

Telephone: (202) 319-5618
Fax: (202)-319-5894

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


After hours, in the event of an emergency needing immediate assistance, please call 202-319-5111



ISSS Facebook Page



Other Information

Information on post landing services
Information on the Student
Health Care Guide

Tax prep solutions for International Students and Scholars