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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.

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, the...
Basketball Tournament at UK Celebrates Chinese New Year
For Chinese students, the Chinese New Year is like Christmas for Americans. Getting together and celebrating the Chinese New Year with family members is the top priority in almost everyone’s to-do list. But for Chinese international students at UK,...
African Students Association photo project debunks stereotypes about Africa
Students from African Students Association (ASA) at the University of Kentucky gathered on Friday in the Student Center to participate in a photography project to raise awareness of stereotypes about Africa. “We organized this event to help the UK...
K Week International Orientation Schedule of events
Welcome to the University of Kentucky! We are so excited you’re here and we hope enjoy your Wildcat experience! During the weeks before classes start learn about life on campus and in Lexington by attending various events hosted by the UK...
International Student Council Creates Partnership With SGA
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2014) — University of Kentucky senior JoAna Jesus was recently selected to serve as the liaison between the International Student Council (ISC) and the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2014-2015 academic year...
UK Alum Among Ebola Fighters Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year.    A native of Liberia, Fallah received his bachelor's degree in his...
IHP Offers Opportunity for Community to Engage With International Students
The University of Kentucky International Hospitality Program (IHP) is seeking "host families" for the spring semester.   Approximately 200 new international students will enroll during the spring semester at the University of Kentucky. Of these,...
Helping Babies Breathe in Honor of Taylor Davis
Helping Babies Breathe - Remembering Taylor Davis
Helping Babies Breathe Training In Honor of Taylor Davis by UK College of Nursing faculty Hartley Feld Helping Babies Breathe is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. It was developed on the premise that...
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...