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) aligns with the academic mission of the University by supporting our international students and scholars.

Our Mission

ISSS seeks to:

  • Ensure university compliance with applicable immigration-related regulations while facilitating the legal entry and transition of international students and scholars.
  • Advocate on behalf of the international students and scholars within the university and 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.


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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.

Summer Hours: 

Monday  - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday (June 7th through August 16th)

9:00am - 12:00pm  

After hours, in the event of an emergency needing immediate assistance, please call


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Information for Immigrants

Catholic University provides information, resources, and support services to meet the evolving needs of every member of our campus. We welcome and value Dreamers and other immigrant members of our community.

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