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.

ISSS has Moved!


Our new location is The Pryzbyla Center, 201.


International Student Orientation is required for all new international students! Wed. Aug. 24th

9am to 4pm

Caldwell Auditorium, Caldwell Hall!

Past Events 

New and Continuing Student Welcome Reception

International Student Orientation

Fifth annual Global Fest featuring Embassy row




September 29
Pryz 203 - 12:00 to 1:00pm
Welcome Reception for New and Returning Students & Scholars
October 4
McMahon Hall - Foyer
5:00 to 6:30pm
International Coffee Hour
November 2
ISSS Office - 3:30 to 5:00pm
Thanksgiving Potluck
November 17
Pryz Great Room - 5:00 to 7:00pm

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 Information

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

Tax prep solutions for International Students and Scholars