International Student & Scholar Services

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Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Student Academic Success Center (SASC) Room 230
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: (305) 348-2421
Fax: (305) 348-1521

Biscayne Bay Campus
Wolfe University Center 363
3000 N. E. 151st Street
North Miami, FL 33181
Ph: (305) 919-5813
Fax: (305) 919-4824

Hours of Operation:
8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed Weekends & Holidays

Welcome to International Student and Scholar Services

Picture of ISSS Staff

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes all international students at FIU!

We are glad you chose Florida International University to pursue your education. As a dynamic institution of learning with a diverse student population with more than 3500 international students from over 140 countries we are so proud to have you here!

As an international student or exchange visitor to our university, we want to make sure you have a positive and productive experience as you become an integral part of our community and beyond. Each and every member the staff at ISSS can assist you with a wide range of important and practical information and guidance to help make your transition into our university and your new life as smooth and comfortable as possible.

We truly admire your determination to achieve your goals in a new country and are happy you decided to make FIU your academic destination in the United States- we promise that we will do everything possible to help you succeed in your academic and professional endeavors while you enrich our university community with your presence!

The ISSS team

Important Travel Advisory

New Students

Have you checked in with ISSS? All new and transfer students MUST report to the ISSS office within two weeks of arrival.  Failure to check in will result in the termination of your status. For more information click here.

First semester in the U.S. (or in Miami) and feeling a bit lost? The International Peer Mentor Program is for you! For more information click here.

Save the date!  Summer 2017. Mandatory International Student Sessions – Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Read more for additional dates.

If you have been admitted to FIU and have already received an I-20 or DS-2019, please read this IMPORTANT information about your next steps: click here.

Have you been admitted to FIU for the Fall term? If so, please mark your calendar for the Summer 2017 Online Pre-arrival orientation series!

  • Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)

For information on how to purchase medical insurance, please contact Student Health Services or click here.

Prospective International Students

We are glad you are interested in FIU! If you have not yet applied or have not yet been admitted, please contact the appropriate admissions office for information about the admissions process. For information on admissions, visit