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Welcome to ISSS

Led by Director Elizabeth Leibach, ISSS provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 2,000 international students and over 500 international faculty, staff and exchange visitors. ISSS also administers university compliance with evolving federal regulations, supports the university and its medical center by managing global student and scholar interactions, and facilitates the well being of all international students, faculty, staff, and scholars.

UK Indonesian Athlete Finds a Passionate Community in The Big Blue Nation
Throughout her undergraduate years, Nadia Ravita contributed to the vibrant sports culture at the University of Kentucky as a player for the women’s tennis team. At a point in her undergraduate tennis career, she ranked as high as 22nd in the nation...
Indonesian Student Performs at Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner
Indonesian student Endras Fadhilah performed at the 11th annual Multicultural Student Thanksgiving dinner held Tuesday. The Multicultural Student Thanksgiving dinner is organized annually as a way to share the American tradition with the University...
UK Master’s Student Researches HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic
After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The Ohio State University, Angel Algarin had plans to become a veterinarian. He would soon find out that he had to steer himself in another direction. Algarin wanted to study HIV/AIDS, and he knew...
UK Senior Presents at National Women’s Studies Association Conference
A Nigerian native, Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle has found a passion for research in the Big Blue Nation. University of Kentucky English and international studies double-major, Adekunle was motivated by her professor and mentor, Charlie Zang MD, to apply...
Euphoria in Learning: UK International Student Ambassador is Dedicated to Academia
Shane D’Souza is more than just a Biology and Chemistry major with an on-campus job. The international student ambassador has discovered a passion for academia that propels him both in his undergraduate studies and in his job as a Teaching Assistant...