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International Student Services is located in the Red Gym, between Alumni Park and the Pyle Center on Lake Mendota.

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Students spend a warm July morning kayaking on Lake Mendota with ISS and Outdoor UW.

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Students celebrate graduation with a traditional hat toss at the top of Bascom Hill.

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Dancers perform at WISA's Intercultural Night.

International Student Services (ISS) serves UW-Madison students on F and J visas by providing holistic support through advising on immigration, personal, and cultural matters, and by organizing events and activities to support students’ engagement and development within the campus community.

Please explore our website for answers to many international student questions. On, Wisconsin!

Student Quick Links

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Read for updates related to your immigration status.

COVID-19

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Find resources and definitions.

The deadline to file taxes for 2019 has passed.

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Students can schedule a 20-minute appointment through Terra Dotta.

Advising Appointments

Optional Practical Training

What is OPT and how can you apply? F-1 students can learn more here.

OPT

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Please read these tips if you plan to travel internationally.

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Program Extension

If you need more time to complete your program of study, you need to extend your immigration document.

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