International Student Services


October 31, 2022

Winter 2023 Orientation Dates

In winter 2023, we’re excited to welcome new students to Seattle! All new international students are required to attend orientation events. During orientations, students have a chance to meet their peers, learn about campus resources, and most importantly, learn about their immigration responsibilities! Mark your calendars and get ready for a fun winter quarter! F-1…


October 14, 2022

J-1 Immigration Orientation Session for Late Arrivals

It was great to meet most of the incoming J-1 students at the J-1 Orientation Session on September 22, 2022. We hope that those of you who attended enjoyed the Costco treats CIRCLE provided. As Felipe Martinez mentioned, Costco gives a great introduction to American-style pastries (which may lack the quality some of you are…


September 28, 2022

Visiting Virtual Drop-Ins? Learn about how they work!

In autumn quarter 2022, the International Student Advising Team is hosting virtual drop-in advising sessions for you. Because all of our ISS team is working hard to process your requests and respond to your other inquiries, we won’t have a host during our Zoom meeting. Please review the information on this post to know what…


What’s the best way to contact ISS?

We often receive questions from students and campus partners asking us, “what is the best way to contact ISS?” We’re writing this post to help you understand a bit more about how ISS works and how we can help you.     I have a question about CPT, OPT, or a Leave of Absence. What should…


September 19, 2022

F-1 Immigration Orientation Sessions for Autumn 2022

Note: This post was updated on 9/28/2022 with the recording of the F-1 Immigration Orientation Session for New Undergraduate Students recorded on 9/27/2022.  We’re so glad that we’ve had a chance to meet so many of you through the F-1 Immigration Orientation Sessions for New Students. We hosted three different session types: one for new…


August 29, 2022

Special Student Relief for Ukrainian J-1 Students

On Ukrainian National Day, the Department of State emailed Exchange Visitor Program sponsors (UW is a EVP sponsor) that we will soon see a Federal Register Notice announcing Special Student Relief for Ukrainian students studying at UW on a J-1 visa. When we receive more information about the annoucement, we will update J-1 students from…