The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor hosts over 2,000 international scholars from over 90 different countries.

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team serves as a key resource to the University’s community of international students, scholars, and their families. We provide professional expertise and support to international scholars from the time of their arrival to their departure.

The ISSS team collaborates with students, scholars, and various U-M departments and offices to enhance the international character of the university. We facilitate intercultural and international education and aim to foster a global campus community through comprehensive immigration advisement, compliance and risk management guidance, programming, and advocacy at all levels.

The ISSS team is the University's main point of contact for all J-1 scholar issues, and serves as the liaison with all relevant governmental agencies related to international scholars.

We want to ensure that you will always feel comfortable here and call the University of Michigan your home away from home. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.