Attention Students and Scholars: We are excited to announce the launch of MyISSS, an online portal you can use to submit requests to ISSS!

With MyISSS, you will be able to complete forms online at your convenience, receive email updates and monitor the status of your requests, and provide ISSS staff the information needed to process your requests efficiently and accurately. Learn more

Announcements

  • International students, scholars, and employees: We are glad you are at the UMN. Please review our information about the changes to unlawful presence for student and scholar visas, the travel ban and other immigration changes.
  • Want to work in Canada after graduation? Learn about the options at our upcoming workshop led by representatives from the Immigration section of the Consulate General of Canada.
  • Attention UMN Departments: ISSS's administrative fees for managing H-1B/E-3/O-1 petitions increased October 1.

Culture Corps

Culture Corps

Brings international perspectives into classrooms and onto campus through a series of either faculty or international student initiated projects.

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Discussion Groups

discussion Groups

Gathers small groups of international students and scholars together in an intimate atmosphere to explore their cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.

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iSuccess

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Introduces new international students to other U.S. and international students, U.S. culture, and life at the University of Minnesota through workshops, training sessions, tours, and fun activities. This six day program transitions students to their new life in Minnesota and provides important skills and experiences to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

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International Buddy Program

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Provides new international students during fall semesters with opportunities to develop friendships with students from other countries through intercultural learning, service, and social activities.

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Small World Coffee Hour

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Invites all international and domestic students, faculty and staff to gather together in relaxing social environment. Each interactive event has the flavoring of a specific cultural region’s activities, foods and traditions.

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Students Crossing Borders

SCB Brings international and domestic students together into a single housing community that gives residents a global experience through interactive cross-cultural learning.

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