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Involved. Belong. Home.

We love our community. We strive to create leaders that change the world.

Our Programs

Our programs focus on understanding the process of student and scholar visas, benefits, restrictions, orientation, travel, and employment. We want to foster international student leadership and build community. Our goals are to promote cross-cultural understanding throughout the University and create connections and friendships that include partnering with student clubs, organizations, and campus partners.

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Life in the US Series

Life in the U.S. is an ongoing series of transition and academic support workshops. This fall ISS will host online information sessions to cover academic and cultural adjustment topics. ISS will offer the same session at two different times to accommodate class schedules and students in different time zones. Session 1 will start at 9:00 AM CDT. Session 2 will start at 3:00 PM CDT.

Emails us to get dates and topics

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International Coffee Hour

International Coffee Hour brings the KU community together to chat over coffee, tea, and snacks.
Each coffee hour features a presentation by an international student on their home country.

International Coffee Hour is Currently Suspended Due to COVID.
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Haskell Indian Nations University Pow Wow

Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) is the premiere tribal university in the United States, offering quality education to Native American students. Haskell is located here in Lawrence. Pow Wows are the Native American people’s way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships, and making new ones. Pow Wows are one of the best ways to experience Native American culture. At a Pow Wow you can experience dancing, singing, foods, and crafts.

We hope to return to this event in the spring of 2022.
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Kansas City Trip Series

Kansas City is a large city in the heart of the U.S., about 45 minutes away from Lawrence. ISS organizes bus trips to Kansas City once or twice per semester.

The Kansas City Trip Series is Currently Suspended Due to COVID.
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Employment Topic Workshops

During the Fall and Spring semesters ISS will have immigration based workshops for our international students.

Employment Topic Workshops


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ISS Newsletter

The ISS newsletter is sent to all international students every week. We focus on events for the upcoming weeks as well as important immigration news.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community. Promote cross-cultural exchange.

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