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International Student and Scholar Services

We are moving!

As of April 17 ISSS will no longer be located in Walter International Education Center. After that date we will be located in Yamada International House at 56 E. Union Street. Effective April 5 all advising and workshops will be moved ONLINE. From April 17 through May 29, ISSS will be providing in-person service by appointment only. Please call 740-593-4330 or email if you need in-person support from ISSS.

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. 



  • COVID-19 FAQ

    For information on the ISSS response to COVID-19, our updated office hours, helpful university resources, and more click below.



  • 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. 

Advising Hours




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In-Person Drop-in Advising

Due to our move from Walter International Education Center to Yamada International House, in-person advising is currently unavailable. Please join us virtually using the information below.

Virtual Drop-in Advising

ISSS will continue to offer a virtual option for drop-in advising. On Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30pm – 4:00pm EST you may join a Zoom meeting with an international student advisor. These drop-in sessions will last no more than 15 minutes.  You can find information on joining this zoom meeting here

Longer Appointments 

Not every topic can be covered in 15 minutes.  If you believe you need a longer appointment please email 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 students can use iCats to request a variety of services from ISSS.


    International Week 2023

    International Week 2023 will be hosted April 3-8!


    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?
(740) 593-4330

 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. 

Walter International Education Center, 15 Park Place

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