International Support Services provides opportunities to increase student involvement on campus and in the community, educate students about resources on campus and how to maintain legal status while an international student. 

Our office is open 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Most services can be handled on a walk-in basis, but some complex immigration situations require an appointment as described below.

Activities and Involvement

In order to develop a holistic environment for all KU students, we believe that involvement and interactions with other members of the KU community are valuable and beneficial experiences. Therefore, we provide many opportunities to get involved on campus, in the greater community, and beyond. For more information regarding the events and opportunities provided specifically for international students, visit the ISS Get Involved webpage.

Student Resources

Our Student Resource Coordinator is available if you are struggling with your classes or time management.

Immigration Advising

Our immigration advisors are well-versed in the regulations governing F-1 and J-1 students. Since 95% of our students are either in F-1 or J-1 status, we only provide detailed rules and procedures for these two categories online. Rules are similar, but different for F-1 and J-1 so be certain to reference the appropriate category.

Our immigration advising staff is quite knowledgeable about other nonimmigrant categories as well. Please feel free to make an appointment or come in during walk in hours for general information, however, we cannot provide legal advice on these other categories.

Immigration Advising Hours

Office hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday. See below about walk-in hours and scheduled appointments. Please help us serve you better by completing any necessary paperwork before the appointment and bringing it along with your original immigration documents to the meeting.

Walk-in advising is only available in the afternoons.

1:30pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday

In the afternoons, there is no need to make an appointment.
All students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Walk-in advising is intended for matters that can be addressed in fifteen minutes or less.

Intended uses include: Withdrawal from KU, concurrent enrollment, curricular practical training*, dependents, duplicate I-20 or DS-2019, extension for I-20*, financial update, J-1 on-campus work permit, reduced course load, social security number, transferring out, and any general questions.

*can be conducted during walk-in or by appointment.
ISS immigration advisors are available for appointments Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 11:30am.

Appointments are intended for matters that require more than fifteen minutes of time.

Intended uses include: J-1 academic training, change of status, economic hardship, curricular practical training*, optional practical training, OPT STEM extension, reinstatement, and extension for I-20* or DS-2019.

*can be conducted during walk-in or by appointment.

Faculty & Staff Development

International Support Services can provide information sessions and trainings for interested departments, offices, or organizations on campus. For more information and/or to request a training, please visit our Faculty & Staff Development webpage.


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