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

End of Semester Reminders!

Spring International Student Orientation

Friday January 9, 2015

2pm to 6pm Caldwell Auditorium, Caldwell Hall

Required for all NEW incoming international students (including transfers)!

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.






For Current Information and Guidance Regarding Ebola Virus,

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Winter Closing

The University will close at 2pm on Decmeber 19, 2014, and will re-open on January 5, 2015.


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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