About ISSS

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Study Abroad are units within University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Global Engagement. Global Engagement facilitates the exchange of people, ideas, and knowledge to support and promote the internationalization of the teaching, learning, and research at UCSC.


ISSS provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 international students at UCSC. ISSS also provides orientation, workshops, information, and referrals to international students regarding cultural, personal, and other concerns. We welcome you to UCSC, and are here to assist you as you transition to your new community.

Faculty & Scholars:

ISSS supports academic units in bringing some of the world's most experienced scholars and researchers to UCSC. 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.

Global Engagement Directory

This is a comprehensive directory of Global Engagement staff

Contact and Office Hours

Click the above link for information on hours of operation and how to contact ISSS