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International Student Services recognizes international students as a vital part of UW–Madison. We are committed to educating and empowering students to make informed decisions and working with them to advocate for a globally inclusive community. We support this through four strategic areas: advising, compliance, operations, and global engagement.

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


You can now find us in the International Student Services suite:

Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street, Suite 130

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Please read these tips if you plan to travel internationally.


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Drop-in advising is available through Zoom every week.

Virtual Drop-in Advising

Get Involved with ISS

Check the Event Calendar to find activities you can get involved!


Optional Practical Training

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


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Program Extension

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

Extension of Stay

Announcements and Events


  • Office Update on ISS Mailing Services

    ISS Update on Mailing Services for processed documents: Starting on July 1st, 2024 our office will be discontinuing the use of Eship Global for document collection. This update is occurring because both I-20s and DS-2019s are …

  • Message from Dean Vavrus on Libya

    Please see the following message from Dean Vavrus for those impacted by the catastrophic flooding in Libya. International Dean Frances Vavrus: A message of support following the disaster in Libya

  • Message from Dean Vavrus on Morocco

    The UW–Madison community is greatly saddened by the devastation in Morocco. Please see a message from International Division Vice Provost and Dean Frances Vavrus for those impacted by the tragedy. International Dean Frances Vavrus: A …

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