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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.

Congratulations Graduating International Ambassadors
UK International Student Achieves her Goals Through Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Immersed in the student experience by getting involved in a variety of campus activities at the University of Kentucky, Ines Elena of Madrid, Spain, is ready to add one more thing to her to-do list. Starting in fall 2017, Elena will be an...
1994 Malaysian UK Graduate Still Bleeds Blue and Recalls His Journey as a Cat
Approximately 10,000 miles away from the Blue Grass community, a would-be executive manager travelled to Lexington to complete his education —a steppingstone to achieving his dream. However, more than college education, Lim Shen Sim, who graduated...
Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia to Visit the University of Kentucky
The consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, Mdm. Rosmalawati Chalid, will visit the University of Kentucky to meet with university leadership and to visit the Indonesian community of UK and Lexington. Chalid will be joined by Fajar Yusuf,...
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...