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
Read for updates related to your immigration status.
Please read these tips if you plan to travel internationally.
Fall 2021 International Student Orientation (ISO) & ISS Check-in
F-1/J-1 students who have an I-20/DS-2019 with a Fall 2021 start date must complete ISO and ISS Check-in to activate your SEVIS record.
Optional Practical Training
What is OPT and how can you apply? F-1 students can learn more here.
Announcements and Events
Dear International Students, The beginning of the fall semester is rapidly approaching. If you have not already done so, begin navigating the process referred to in previous communications sent on July 27 from International Student …August 19, 2021
Global travel advisories and restrictions change frequently. Check U.S. Centers for Disease Control global travel advisories and your airline for updates. You must carry your important travel documents. Proof of in-person enrollment is required if you have an Initial Attendance …May 4, 2021
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