Welcome to the International Students and Scholars website. Here, you will find resources and important dates and information to assist you during your time at Iowa State University. If you have questions unanswered by this website or cannot find what you're looking for, please visit our office in 3248 Memorial Union or submit a request via email@example.com. If your question specifically pertains to International Student Orientation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to an increase of students on campus email traffic has increased, and email responses may take up to 3 working days.
- Students needing an appointment with an advisor will need to follow this link https://appointments.isso.iastate.edu/
- F-1 students can sign-up for a CPT or OPT workshop online
Fall Break Hours
All University Offices, including ISSO, will be closed on November 26th and 27th in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Travel Signature Week
Are you traveling outside of the United States soon? Have you gotten a travel signature on your I-20 yet? When you travel outside of the US, you need to have a valid travel signature on your I-20 to reenter. Remember, travel signatures are valid for one year (or six months if you are on OPT).
Travel signature week is December 7th - December 11th. Drop off your I-20 to the ISSO in 3248 Memorial Union between 8:00 am and 5:00pm. Your I-20 will be signed and available for pick up the next day!
Everyone who works in the United States must complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) on or before their first day of employment. Before starting your first job at Iowa State, please bring proof of identity and employment authorization to Room 3248 Memorial Union at one of the following I-9 service times:
Fall 2015 I-9 hours:
Monday - Friday: 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Completion of the I-9 takes 15-20 minutes. If you cannot arrive at least 15 minutes before the end of an I-9 service time, please plan to attend the next day's session.