University of Wisconsin–Madison

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ISS Summer Hours & June and July Schedule Updates

    Please note that International Student Services will be closed on Wednesday, June 6, as staff will be working on ISS strategic priorities in order to better serve you. Additionally, ISS will be closed on Wednesday, …

  • USCIS proposal to change policy on Accrued Unlawful Presence of F and J nonimmigrant students

    USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) has proposed a change in immigration policy for determining whether an F-1 or J-1 student has overstayed their visa in the United States. This policy change will affect F-1 …

  • Immigration Processing Delays Expected in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, and Parts of Asia During Ramadan

    Dear students, If you are traveling home and need to renew your immigration documents at a U.S. embassy or consulate, please be advised that foreign nationals can expect immigration processing delays from mid-May through mid-June in the …

  • Phishing Scam Directed at UW-Madison Students and Staff

    Dear Students, There are increasing reports of a new phishing scam directed at UW-Madison students and staff. There are variations of the message, but the sender’s email address may look similar to a UW-Madison email address – or …

  • ISS is hiring an orientation program assistant!

    Applications are due Friday, March 30 by 11:59 p.m. A full position description can be found on the UW Student Job Center, job number 53034. This is a student hourly position and does not provide …

  • ISS is hiring a student web assistant!

    Applications are due Friday, March 9 by 11:59 p.m. A full position description can be found on the UW Student Job Center, job number 52604. This is a student hourly position and does not provide …

  • CAMPUS CLIMATE PROGRESS REPORT – SPRING 2018

  • Important Update from ISS: Rental Contracts with Independent Housing Companies

    It has recently come to our attention that a local property management company unaffiliated with UW-Madison has been using the University’s logo on its rental agreement contracts. This has misled some international students to believe …

  • Update on J-1 Non-degree Program from ISS Director

    Dear colleagues, While I recognize many departments and faculty are interested in hosting individuals for training and research opportunities who do not qualify for the J-1 scholar category, the International Student Services (ISS) office is …

  • Important Immigration Reminders from ISS

    Please be aware of the following important immigration reminders so that you are able to maximize your experience at UW-Madison while maintaining your valid immigration status with the federal government. Maintaining your valid immigration status is …

  • Schedule Updates at ISS: Week of January 15, 2018

    Happy 2018 from International Student Services! Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As this is a Federal holiday, all other campus offices will …

  • ISS Holiday Hours: Important Update

    Please be advised that International Student Services will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018. ISS will reopen on Tuesday, January 2. If you need emergency assistance during this time, …

  • Upcoming Server Outage at ISS

    Dear students, The servers used by ISS to process and maintain your immigration documents will undergo a mandatory upgrade from Tuesday, December 19 through Thursday, December 21. The system will be unavailable during this time and ISS staff will not be able …

  • Upcoming Schedule Changes: Thanksgiving Holiday

    In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23, please note the following changes in this week’s schedule: Thursday, November 23 Happy Thanksgiving! International Student Services and all other University offices will be closed. Friday, …

  • Get Ready for Winter in Wisconsin!

    Welcome to winter weather in Wisconsin! If you are thinking the cold weather will be over by January, then think again. Winter here lasts until April or even May! Winter can be very cold in …

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    New GBE Grant Deadlines for the Remainder of the Fall 2017 Semester

    In consideration of the potential delay in application result delivery due to the Thanksgiving recess, the Global Badger Experience Grant Committee has decided to open more deadlines and shorten the application processing time to fund …

  • Tips on Applying for a Social Security Number

    Are you a new UW-Madison international student? Have you recently gotten a job on campus? If you answered yes to the two questions above, then you will need to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) …

  • NAFSA Response to Latest Travel Ban

    NAFSA: Association of International Educators, a professional association to which ISS staff are members, has released a statement in response to the latest travel ban announced by President Trump on September 24, 2017. ISS would …

  • DACA Statement from Chancellor Blank

    Chancellor Blank: Repealing DACA puts promising students at risk September 5, 2017 Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank released the following statement: Like our colleagues in the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public …

  • Regarding the Earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province

    ISS staff members are deeply saddened to hear about the recent earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China. To all Chinese students and others who may be affected by this tragedy, International Student Services would …

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