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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.

UKIC Statement on Executive Order on Immigration
As most people know, late on Friday afternoon President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The Executive Order was almost immediately put into force by Customs and...
GoinGlobal Helps UK Students With Local, International Job, Internship Searches
University of Kentucky has partnered with GoinGlobal to help job- and internship-seekers find opportunities at home and abroad. The addition of this expert-created career resource strengthens UK’s investment in student career development and its...
International Students Invited to Training Session for GoinGlobal, New Job Search Software
GoinGlobal is a new software that facilitates the job search process for all University of Kentucky students. The software provides students, faculty and staff with access to a toolkit of resources, which include guides to major cities and countries...
Passionate About Service, South Korean Senior Prepares to Begin Life After UK
Economics major Jeesun Lim is one student who has thoroughly enjoyed her undergraduate years at the University of Kentucky. Aside from holding leadership positions on campus as the secretary and vice president of the Korean Association as well as...
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...