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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.

UK’s International Enrollment and Study Abroad Growth Rates Exceed National Averages
The University of Kentucky continues to exceed national growth rates for both international student enrollment and education abroad participation, compared to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange released last week. In...
UK Highlights Globalization and Multiculturalism with International Education Week Events
The University of Kentucky will celebrate cultural diversity of UK, where more than 2,200 international students and scholars representing more than 120 countries study or teach, during International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 13-20.   “Given...
International Education Week Kick-Off Nov. 13
The University of Kentucky International Center is proud to kick-off International Education Week with Global Paw Prints, organized by International Student Council and sponsored by UKIC, Student Government Association and Student Activities Board....
ACE Peer Review Team “Admires” UK’s Progress in Comprehensive Internationalization
A team of American Council on Education (ACE) representatives visited the University of Kentucky to conduct a peer review in early September, as part of UK’s participation in the ACE Internationalization Lab 2.0. “The internationalization...
Three UK representatives appointed to Mayor’s Commission
Three University of Kentucky representatives have been appointed to a two-year and four-year term on the Mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Commission. These include Dr. Huajing Maske, UK’s director of the Confucius Institute,...
Two University of Kentucky International Students Received the Viji Jeganathan Award
Two University of Kentucky students have been awarded the Fall 2015 Viji Jegnathan Scholarship, recognizing their excellence in promoting cultural awareness and inclusion on campus and in the community.   Award recipients are chosen by a...
Earthquake prompts UK students from Nepal to mobilize
A group of UK students from Nepal are helping to relieve the suffering in their home country caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took place Saturday, April 25.   The students have started a fundraising initiative, “Nepal, I am with you...
UK iCAT System Provides Convenience for International Students, Staff and Scholars
  Lexington, Ky. (March 26, 2015) — International students and scholars at the University of Kentucky will soon be able to submit requests and access various services by submitting e-forms online through the UK International Center’s...
Kentucky Japan Bowl Educates and Entertains
Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2015) — Thirty-five students from Lafayette, Scott County, Atherton and Eastern high schools visit the University of Kentucky campus on Saturday to immerse themselves in the Japanese culture and to compete in the...
Muslim Students, Faculty Reassured of Inclusion
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2015) ‒ The University of Kentucky Muslim Student Association, an organization with a sustained 43-year history on campus, was honored last week at a reception hosted by President Eli Capilouto at Maxwell House,...