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:

  • 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.

Past Events

 Thanksgiving Potluck


Post Halloween and Pre Election Coffee Hour


 Pumpkin Carving @ThePryz

International Student Orientation is required for all new international students!

Make up orientations

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

Place: Pryz 321


January 24
Pryz 201
January 26
Pryz 203
January 26
Pryz 327

No upcoming events.



International Student and Scholar Services
Pryzbyla Center 201
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 Important Information

Intensive English Program
Information on post landing services
Information on the Student
Health Care Guide

Tax prep solutions for International Students and Scholars