ISS Homecoming Parade 2017

#GlobalBadgers get ready for the 2017 UW-Madison Homecoming Parade

ISS Orientation Assistants Welcome New Global Badgers

ISS staff and Orientation Assistants welcome all new Global Badgers to UW-Madison!

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

photo of students in graduation robes in front of Bascom hall

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

photo of dancers at an Intercultural Night event

Dancers perform at WISA's Intercultural Night.

photo from many decades ago of UW-Madison international students

For over 140 years, International Students have contributed to UW-Madison's history of rich culture and diversity.

photo of BRIDGE program flag with Red Gym in background

BRIDGE - Building Relationships In Diverse Global Environments - an international friendship program at UW-Madison.

photo of Reach program presenter with students at an elementary school

International Reach - a volunteer program that places international speakers in schools, campus venues, and community organizations for presentations.

Welcome to ISS

International Student Services (ISS) offers a wide variety of services and programs to international students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISS staff provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community and provide support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.

Please pardon us while we upgrade

Dear students,

ISS is currently working on implementing an online system called Terra Dotta. You will soon receive an email notification inviting you to start using Terra Dotta to submit requests. We are working to provide a seamless transition while honoring our current processing time. We strongly encourage you to plan ahead and allow for any unexpected delays as we transition to this new system.

We strongly encourage you to use online resources such as our website; Study in the States; the STEM OPT Hub; and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program Travel and Transfer pages.

Thank you for your patience as we work on these improvements.


International Student Services


  • Know Your Rights

    Dear Students, In light of the recent news and alerts regarding ICE raids across the United States and on college campuses, we wanted to let you know that ISS does not store I-9 information about …

  • ISS is hiring Orientation Assistants for fall 2019!

    ISS is hiring short-term assistants to help us with welcoming new international students in fall 2019! You can learn more about the job duties and the work hours on the Student Job Center, Job Number: …

  • Upcoming schedule changes

    Please note the following schedule changes while ISS staff are participating in professional development: Thursday, April 4: Document pick-up and drop-off only. No advising. Friday, April 5: Reminder, no advising scheduled on Fridays. Thursday, April …

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