International Student Services

Welcome to International Student Services (ISS)


  • Who We Are: a professionally trained advising staff
  • What We Do: help students understand benefits and restrictions of F-1 and J-1 visa status, as well as changing to those statuses
  • How We Do It: by providing knowledgeable and empathetic advice to F-1 and J-1 students
  • How We Are Accessible: by phone, email, live chat, or in person, year round including quarter breaks, except for weekends and major holidays observed by the UW
  • This Site: includes general regulatory information, procedures, forms, and contact information
  • Our Sources: federal regulations and university policies
  • Our Goal: to provide support to UW international students so that they may reach their educational goals

The information on this web site is of a general nature and not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual. ISS staff are not attorneys and do not give legal advice outside their responsibility to the UW.  It may be recommended that individuals consult their own legal counsel. Web site content is written with care, but may not be comprehensive or up-to-date. UW ISS is not responsible for content found through external links. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain legal status in the US at all times and to comply fully with University policies and procedures.