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

isss-logoISSS welcomes all international students at FIU!
We are glad you chose FIU, a leading urban public research university focused on student learning, innovation, and collaboration, to pursue your education.  FIU is a dynamic institution of learning with a diverse student population with more than 3000 international students from over 130 countries.

As an international student or exchange visitor to our university, we want to assure that you have a positive and productive experience. Staff at ISSS can assist you with a wide range of important and practical information to help make your transition into our university and community as smooth and comfortable as possible.

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.

All new international and transfer students must attend a MANDATORY immigration orientation. For information on Fall 2016 Immigration Orientation, please click here.

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 fall 2016  Online Pre-arrival orientation which is scheduled for Friday, July 22nd  at 9:00am (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.