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 






News and Highlights

Saturday, March 21, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room
Learn more here.


Thursday, March 26, 12:30 - 2:00pm
Caldwell Hall, Room 121
Learn more here.


Fifth annual Global Fest featuring Embassy Row a great international festival!


Information on the Affordable
Care Act

This FAQ is developed to provide information about the Affordable Care Act related to F and J students and scholars status.



Confirmed Cases of Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection.  Most individuals have been immunized against measles, but if you are unsure, please check with your health care provider.

For Current Information and Guidance Regarding the Measles,
visit CUA Health Services or the Center for Disease Control.


  • Mar
    Employment Day Workshop:

    Attend this informational workshop to learn important job seeking skills and more about OPT, H1B and permanant residency. Mark you...

  • Mar
    International Coffee Hour:

    Join us for some coffee, tea and sweet treats to eat! Take a break from your work and drop in to talk with fellow internation...

  • Mar
    Tax Workshop:

    ISSS has invited Ms. Mary Fortier, Nonresident Alien Tax Specialist from Financial Services at Towson University to come and give ...


International Student and Scholar Services
315 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



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