International Student and Scholar Services

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)
Williston Hall

Phone: 815-753-1346
Fax: 815-753-1488

Office Hours

8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.

If you need to meet with an advisor, please schedule your appointment by emailing

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) advises and supports the university's international community with their visas, social and cultural adjustment to the United States as well as acts as a liaison with relevant government agencies. We collaborate with campus partners and advocate on behalf of our populations to promote global educational exchange and diversity in support of the university's mission.