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Academic Advisers

Our office primarily assists international students and scholars in areas of advising, counseling, and programming so that they may successfully accomplish their goals. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) works with departments on all University of Minnesota campuses on issues related to international students, staff, and faculty.

Feel free to call our office at 612-626-7100 with questions.

New Student Advising Guides

These guides, updated annually, contain information about working with new international students. In addition to information about what students will do when arriving at the University, these guides include ESL and general course recommendations.

Requests from International Students to Their Academic Advisers

Training for Advisers

  • Adviser Training: Training for Academic Advisers regarding immigration, communicating with international students, and ISSS services and programs
  • ISSS Training for Staff and Departments: Additional training on developing intercultural competency, inviting and hosting scholars, and special topics

Support Services

Other Resources