International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

5600 Merrick Drive, Building 21-F
Coral Gables, FL 33124-5550
Telephone: 305.284.2928
Fax: 305.284.3409


ISSS represents the needs and interests of the University of Miami international community and provides support services and programs for international students, scholars, observers and academic departments at UM. Every year, approximately 3400 international students (undergraduate and graduate), scholars (professors and researchers), and observers from more than 115 countries representing every region of the world study, teach, conduct research and observe at the University of Miami.

International students and scholars face some unique challenges as well as opportunities while pursuing their academic goals at UM. The professional and dedicated ISSS staff provides expert advice, services, programs, and information aimed at supporting their educational endeavors and enriching their U.S. experience over the entire course of their stay. ISSS support services and programs encompass:
•  Pre-Arrival Information
•  Immigration Advising for Students and Scholars in F-1 and J-1 Status
•  Employment Information and Authorization
•  GLACIER Complete International Tax Preparation Software
•  Liaison with Sponsoring Embassies, Government and Agencies
•  Short-Term, Small Emergency Loans
•  Assistance with Personal and Adjustment Problems
•  Assistance in Coping with Crises
•  Advocacy
•  International Student Orientation
•  International Scholar Orientation
•  International Spouses Club (ISC)
•  Thanksgiving Day Matchup Program
•  Support for the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO)

On the ISSS website you will find detailed information regarding each of these services and programs. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require additional information. We look forward to assisting you.