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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.

King's Island Getaway with International Student Leadership Team
Memorial Service Planned for UK International Student Shabika Arvijanti
A memorial service commemorating the life of former University of Kentucky student from Indonesia, Shabika Arvijanti, will take place 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, August 28, in the Memorial Hall Amphitheater. The memorial is open to the public and those...
Honduras Native Kept Busy This Summer Combining Her Skills
Tiffany Molina, an international student from Honduras studying equine science and business management at the University of Kentucky, split her summer time between Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Commerce Lexington and the UK International Center...
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...