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 






News and Highlights

Make-Up Spring Orientation

If you were unable to attend the Spring International Student Orientation last week, you are required to attend the make-up orientation on one of the following dates:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pryzbyla Center Room 323
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Pryzbyla Center Room 323
Please bring passport and I-20

Learn more here, or e-mail any questions to


Information on the Affordable Care Act

This FAQ is developed to provide information about the Affordable Care Act related to F and J students and scholars status.






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  • Jan
    Education Abroad Fair:

    International Week is coming to CUA!  The Education Abroad fair highlights the study abroad experience.  Students can ge...

  • Jan
    Global Fest featuring Embassy Row:

    This festival celebrates our many cultures here at CUA and around the world. Fun, food and music!

  • Jan
    International Open Mic Night:

    The closing celebration of International Week. Join CUA students as they share songs, poems, dances, and other performances highli...

  • Feb
    Academic Integrity Workshop:

    All are welcome to attend this workshop.  It is required for all new international students at CUA, and will help you be a su...

  • Feb
    International Coffee Hour:

    Drop by our office for some coffee, tea and sweet treats to eat! Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our continuing st...



International Student and Scholar Services
315 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



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