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International Student and Faculty Services

Ohio University is celebrating the International Education Week (IEW) Virtually!


Our virtual celebration elevates and celebrates the work of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni in our collective efforts to maintain global interconnectedness amid COVID-19; thank you for your investment in ensuring Ohio University remains globally engaged.

Explore the IEW website to check out the stories, kudos, and events and follow along on social media using #OHIOIEW2020. You are also invited to celebrate and promote international education at Ohio University with a gift to our newly launched crowdfunding campaign. Thank you for supporting International Education and global interconnectedness.




The Office of International Student and Faculty 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. Check out this link to our virtual office to learn more about ISFS! 

  • COVID-19 FAQ

    For information on the ISFS 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

    ISFS 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


Important Notice:  In-person advising is cancelled until further notice.  Please email us at isfs@ohio.edu. For information on virtual drop-in advising see below or visit here


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Virtual Drop-in Advising

The office of International Student and Faculty Services is happy to share that we are now offering virtual drop-in advising. On Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30pm – 4:00pm EST you may join a Zoom meeting with an international student advisor to discuss F or J immigration questions you may have. These drop-in sessions will last no more than 15 minutes, so if you have an inquiry that you think will need more time, please email isfs@ohio.edu to schedule an appointment. 

To join a virtual drop-in advising session, click this link during the designated times on Tuesdays or Fridays. 



International students can use iCats to request a variety of services from ISFS.


    International Week 2020

    International Week 2020 will be hosted virtually November 16th-20th. 


    Arrival & Orientation

    Information regarding arriving in Athens, necessary documentation, travel arrangements, and where to turn for more help.


    Resource Table

    Use this searchable table to explore all of the helpful resources available to international students at Ohio University. 


How Can We Help You?

(740) 593-4330

Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Break November 25 - 27
 To remain safe, our open office hours are now Tuesday and Friday, 9:30am - 11:00am for document pick-up only

Walter International Education Center, 15 Park Place

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