For information on the ISSS response to COVID-19, our updated office hours, helpful university resources, and more click below.
International Student and Scholar Services
ISSS is located in Yamada International House at 56 E. Union Street.
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services contributes to the global mission of Ohio University by providing services and support for the international community and by furthering their personal and intellectual development. In addition, we collaborate with the greater university community to advance global diversity on campus, to foster transformative intercultural experiences, and to promote the development of global leaders.
Arrival & Orientation
Information regarding arriving in Athens, necessary documentation, travel arrangements, and where to turn for more help. Go to this page to view the recordings of orientation sessions.
Communication to Students
ISSS communicates with students on a regular basis, this is especially important as we navigate through these unprecedented times. To review emails to students, click below.
In-Person Drop-in Advising
In-person drop-in advising is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:00. Come to our office in Yamada International House during these hours to meet with an advisor. These meetings are limited to 15 minutes, and are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Virtual Drop-in Advising
ISSS will offer a virtual option for drop-in advising on Friday afternoons from 1:30pm – 4:00pm EST on Zoom. These drop-in sessions will last no more than 15 minutes. You can find information on joining this zoom meeting here.
Not every topic can be covered in 15 minutes. If you believe you need a longer appointment please email email@example.com or call 740-593-4330 to schedule an appointment. At this time only virtual (Microsoft Teams) appointments are available. In person services will resume at some point this summer.
International Week 2024
International Week 2024 will be hosted April 1-6!
Arrival & Orientation
Information regarding arriving in Athens, necessary documentation, travel arrangements, and where to turn for more help.
We have gathered a variety of information so you can explore all of the helpful resources available to international students at Ohio University.
How Can We Help You?
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm; closed for the noon hour from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street