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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.

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,...
Practitioner-Scholars are Leading UKIC
Practitioners lead professions, while scholars conduct research. There is often a clear division between these two roles, but not at the University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC). Anthony Ogden, executive director of Education Abroad &...
UK Live at the Lyric...A Talent Showcase
In its fourth year, UK Live at the Lyric...A Talent Showcase brings together both the University of Kentucky and Lexington communities for a variety of culturally diverse performances at the Lyric Theatre. Last year, this event featured several...
ISSS Offers Courses About Immigration and Working with International Students and Staff
The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS)  is offering courses through the myUK self-service tab on various topics related to engagement with international students, faculty and visiting scholars.  Nearly everyone on UK’s campus...
Tax Instructions for International Students and Scholars
All international students and scholars who are on an F or J visa and were physically in the U.S. during the tax year (2013) are expected to complete and file tax forms with the U.S. federal government, whether or not they earned income. To...