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Welcome to International Students and Scholars Services

International Students & Scholars (ISSS) is here to strengthen, enrich and advocate for international education and cultural exchange by anticipating and responding to the specific needs and concerns of the international community.

Contact Us

To reach an international student advisor, feel free to contact us first via e-mail. In your initial outreach, please include:

  • a detailed explanation of the issue
  • all the relevant questions you may have related to the issue
  • Name and WVU Student ID

Your e-mail will be routed to an advisor who will need to first review your record, conduct the proper research for you, and provide a documented response for reference. In our reply, we will include guidance from staff who specialize in your issue.

If an in-person, zoom, or phone follow-up appointment becomes necessary, an initial contact with our office following the above procedures will begin that advising process and connect you with staff. Requests for immediate appointments are not possible and appointment times are limited to matters that cannot be resolved via e-mail.

We do monitor communications daily and assess for urgency. We also work quickly to reply and assess your issue, but please allow up to 3 business days for an initial advising response.

Due to the sensitive nature of immigration advising and questions that may be specific to individual students/scholars, we do not offer immediate phone advising. Calls to our office number are answered by support staff who can only assist with general information or above office procedures.