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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.

The Annual Lexington Peace Fair Returns for its 8th year
Lexington's annual Peace Fair will return in it's 8th year, bringing together people and organizations to benefit the community. The fair will host live music, local food, games, workshops, art projects, and many other engaging activities! The...
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...
Scholars and UK Faculty to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Legacy
Nelson Mandela’s name is now synonymous with South Africa’s bold attempt at national reconciliation. In light of his recent passing, a panel will explore his legacy on Thursday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, rm. 230. A reception will...
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...
Kentucky Students Down Under
An experience abroad is a life changing and extraordinarily rewarding adventure. University of Kentucky seniors Kendall Mallory and Courtney Crume are encountering their own adventure at Charles Sturt University and their pilot program, The Scots...
Cross Cultural Workshop
On Saturday, March 29th the International Center and Diversity Education & Community Building have partnered to host 2014's Cross Cultural Workshop. Join us for an excursion designed to promote positive interaction between international and...
Economic Development Forum hosted by ONE
Join us for an exciting event Wednesday, April 2 at William T. Young Library. The University of Kentucky's ONE organization will host the Economic Development Forum to discuss global poverty, developing economically, and the role of advocacy. The...
The Cultural Diversity Festival Returns to Celebrate the Richness of UK’s Campus
The Cultural Diversity Festival will celebrate UK and Lexington's global community through several events throughout the month of March. “With scores of obligations and meetings we often don't pause and appreciate the amazing cultural diversity of...
Taste of Our World
In its 25th year, Taste of Our World is one of the most popular Cultural Diversity Festival events. Wednesday, February 26, 201411am – 1:30pmStudent Center Grand Ballroom$5 for all you care to eat! Cash or FLEX dollars accepted Cuisine from...