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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 1,900 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.

K Week International Orientation Schedule of events
Welcome to the University of Kentucky! We are so excited you’re here and we hope enjoy your Wildcat experience! During the weeks before classes start learn about life on campus and in Lexington by attending various events hosted by the UK...
International Student Council Creates Partnership With SGA
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2014) — University of Kentucky senior JoAna Jesus was recently selected to serve as the liaison between the International Student Council (ISC) and the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2014-2015 academic year...
UK Alum Among Ebola Fighters Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year.    A native of Liberia, Fallah received his bachelor's degree in his...
IHP Offers Opportunity for Community to Engage With International Students
The University of Kentucky International Hospitality Program (IHP) is seeking "host families" for the spring semester.   Approximately 200 new international students will enroll during the spring semester at the University of Kentucky. Of these,...
Senior Advisor for USAID to Present 'Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries'
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2014) — Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development, will visit the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 20, as part of UK's International Education...
Student Panel to Bridge the International Gap on UK’s Campus
UK’s International Student Council (ISC) is hosting a student panel titled “Bridge the Differences: A Dialogue” that will explore how UK can help international student organizations bridge differences and find solutions to the various issues that...
Bradley Hall Flags Show Breadth of UK Community
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) — The flags displayed on Bradley Hall serve as much more than a decoration identifying the UK International Center (UKIC). The flags also represent the home countries of UK's international students, who hail from more...
Record-breaking International Student Enrollment Enriches UK
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2014) — A record number of international undergraduate students from 107 different countries are enriching UK's campus with diversity, culture and innovation. Currently, 807 international undergraduate students are on...
International Tent/Tailgate Party
All international alumni, Education Abroad alumni, IHP families, faculty, staff and students are invited to a celebration of UK’s international family. The International Tent/Tailgate Party will take place on Saturday, October 11, at 10 a.m., two...
UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2014) — University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced that four UK students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among approximately 1,...