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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.

Dr. Alan J. DeYoung to Embark on a Journey to Turkmenistan as a Senior Fulbright Scholar
Alan J. DeYoung, Ph.D., first came to UK from Florida State University in 1977, where he obtained a doctorate in anthropological and sociological studies in education from Stanford University. His doctoral minor was in sociology; and he also...
UKIC and The Career Center Make Provisions For the Career Advancements of International Students
Although the years spent at the university are truly incredible and it is lovely to have the comfort of a safe and known environment, it is certainly also crucial to plan ahead for what lies beyond the shores of the Big Blue Nation. As a final year...
Away From Home, Nigerian Student Finds Fulfillment In Her Service in Lexington
A University of Kentucky senior from Nigeria, Aisha Nwandu has found a lot of joy and fulfillment in her involvement with numerous service groups on campus and around Lexington. Passionate about social justice issues, Aisha has spent her time at the...
Fall Fair Sept. 8 brings education abroad opportunities to students
Education Abroad (EA) will hold its annual Fall Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Buell Armory. From A to Z, the Education Abroad Fair showcases every international education opportunity available at the University of Kentucky...
King's Island Getaway with International Student Leadership Team