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. ISSS seeks to:
- Ensure university compliance with applicable immigration-related regulations while facilitating the legal entry and transition of foreign students and scholars.
- 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.
- Provide opportunities for intercultural education and exchange by providing educational and cultural programs that foster greater understanding and appreciation for other cultures and traditions.
International Student Orientation- required for all new international students starting at CUA Spring 2014.
Friday January 10th 2014, 2pm to 6pm
For questions please email Ms. Gudrun Kendon: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 13, 2013
Led by the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a response of service, prayer, and donation is already underway at CUA for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the Philippines on Nov. 8.
November 13, 2013
In celebration of International Education Week, the Center for Global Education and the Office of the Provost present a series of three panel discussions Nov. 18, 19, and 20 that will explore the role of international education at The Catholic University of America.
The discussions — “Towards a Comprehensive Internationalization at CUA” — will provide a forum for members of the University community to propose new directions and initiatives in CUA's internationalization agenda, says Mario Ortiz, who was recently named associate provost for international affairs as one of several organizational changes related to the University’s approach to global education.
Application Deadline: December 4, 2013 | Download Nomination Form
IIE is issuing a call for nominations from U.S. colleges and universities that currently have students from the Philippines enrolled on their campuses who have emergency needs for funds due to of the financial situation in their home country caused by typhoon Haiyan.Philippines-ESF will provide grants of $3,000 each to selected Filipino students nominated by their U.S. host colleges and universities. Priority will be given to undergraduates and to those with the most urgent financial need and those closest to graduation.
On the employment-based side, EB 2 for India will retrogress almost four years to November 15, 2004, after advancing briskly in September. China EB 2 will advance four weeks the EB3 (including “other workers”) worldwide category will also advance one year to October 1, 2011 for nationals of countries other than India and Philippines. EB3 India will retrogress three weeks to September 1, 2013 and EB Philippines will advance three weeks.
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Each year, NAFSA produces a detailed regional, state-by-state, and congressional district analysis on the economic benefits of spending by international students and their dependents to the U.S. economy.
International students not only contribute economic value, they build bridges between the United States and other countries; bring global perspectives into U.S. classrooms and research labs; support U.S. innovation through science and engineering coursework, making it possible for U.S. colleges and universities to offer these courses to U.S. students; and support programming and services on campus for all students by paying out-of-state tuition, funded largely by non-U.S. sources.
International Student and Scholar Services
315 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Telephone: (202) 319-5618
Email: CUA-ISSS@cua.eduHours 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
Christmas Holiday The University will be closed from December 20th, 2013 at 2pm through January 5th, 2014. The University will re-open at 9am on Monday January 6th, 2014.