About ISSS

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) ensures campus-wide comprehensive internationalization becomes a reality at UC Santa Cruz by bringing some of the world’s most experienced students, scholars, and researchers to UC Santa Cruz. This unit provides advising and assistance to students, scholars, and employees.


ISSS provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 international students at UCSC. ISSS also provides workshops, information, and referrals to international students regarding cultural, personal, and other concerns.

Faculty & Scholars

ISSS supports academic units in bringing some of the world's most experienced scholars and researchers to UC Santa Cruz. ISSS facilitates and monitors immigration compliance within a complex, ever-changing regulatory environment. By providing timely and accurate guidance, ISSS enables the university to recruit and retain international scholars in support of the institution's teaching and research missions.

As a part of Global Engagement, International Student and Scholar Services aims to inspire and facilitate global learning, research, and partnerships at UC Santa Cruz.