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. 

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.


2018-2019 Upcoming ISSS Events

October 11- Capitol Tour 

October 16 - Pizza and Conversation (12:00- 1:00, Pryz 323)

October 17 - OPT Workshop 

October 24 - Halloween Coffee Hour @ ISSS (3:30 - 5:00pm)

Novemeber 13- Thanksgiving Potluck (5:00 - 7:00pm)


 Contact Information

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 


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