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.
Travel Advisory for Students Traveling in Summer/Fall
Department of Homeland Security and prompted them to take new and more stringent measures to ensure all F-1 visa holders are legally in this country. Therefore you should expect greater scrutiny at the United States Ports of Entries. We have been informed that all F, J and M visa holders are very likely to be pulled over to “Secondary Inspection” at all Ports of Entry (when entering the United States).
International Student and Scholar Services
111 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Telephone: (202) 319-5618
Email: CUA-ISSS@cua.eduHours 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
Summer 2013 Hours of Operation - effective June 7th through August 16th.
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Fridays 9am to 12noon
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 International Student Orientation 9am-4pm, Caldwell Auditorium!