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International Student and Scholar Services
Congratulations on your admission! Here's what you need to do next.
When you confirm your enrollment, we will hold your place in the incoming class.
Learn how to get a new visa, transfer a visa, and get visas for your dependents.
Discover when to arrive, plan for your expenses, find housing, and more.
You must complete certain requirements to register for classes and be in good standing.
Find out what it's like to live in Minnesota and get your questions answered about banking, safety, transportation, and more.
Take advantage of the many campus resources to stay healthy, improve your English, and more.
Make new friends and prepare for classes by joining events and programs created specifically for new students.
Sponsored students are international students whose tuition is directly paid by a third party (not themselves or their family).
Follow these regulations to maintain your legal status as an F-1 student.
F-1 students can work on or off campus with authorization.
Requirements for traveling outside and within the U.S.
Your spouse and children younger than 21 are eligible to accompany you to the U.S.
Follow these regulations to maintain your legal status as a J-1 student.
You must have work authorization to work on or off campus.
Engagement opportunities for undergraduate students.
Engagement opportunities for graduate/professional degree students.
ISSS academic counselors help international students achieve success in the classroom.
ISSS offers information to help students searching for jobs in the U.S.
ISSS counselors offer safe, private counseling for personal and academic difficulties.
ISSS has limited funding available for students experiencing financial challenges.
ISSS provides information and links to resources international students and scholars can use to prepare their taxes.
Discover the many services and resources available to LGBTQIA+ students.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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