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 







Information to students who are about to Travel

End of Semester/Holiday Coffee Hour

Come send off your friends and this semester with some festive cheer.
Join us on December 2nd, 2015
ISSS - McMahon B09

Thanksgiving Cultural Potluck

Join us on November 19th, 2015
Pryz Great Rooms

If you would like to bring a dish respresenting your culture at this event, please email Gudrun Kendon:


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 the Student
Health Care Guide

Tax prep solutions for International Students and Scholars