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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.

Intl. Student Leadership Team Seeks Volunteers
The International Student Leadership Team (ISLT) is looking for volunteers to help during orientation and K-Week International. New international students will be arriving soon and the help of our student volunteers is very important to ensure our...
International Theater Student Accepted into Prestigious Master of Fine Arts Program
As an international theater student from Beijing, senior Shaofei Chen landed at the University of Kentucky a short four years ago with “a narrow English vocabulary and little knowledge of Western culture,” he said. Since then, Chen’s passion and...
International Student Spearheads National Campus Kitchens Project at UK
For University of Kentucky junior Kendra Oo, an education in nutrition extends far beyond the classroom. Oo, a dietetics student from Myanmar, was attracted to the coordinated dietetics program at UK that offered a challenging course schedule along...
New International Leadership Team Facilitates Student Adaptation and Engagement
The University of Kentucky’s International Student and Scholar Services has created a new way for international students to connect with the university socially, academically and culturally. The new International Student Leadership Team, consisting...
International Student Receives Scholarship for Cross-Cultural Understanding
Business management and equine science student Tiffany Molina was awarded the prestigious 2016 Viji Jeganathan Scholarship for Cross-Cultural Understanding for her dedication to promoting cultural diversity and inclusivity through her involvement at...