Once the enrollment form is processed, a student is sent providing information on beginning the I20 application process.

International Student and Scholar Services

ISSS provides core services to international students, visiting scholars, faculty and academic departments at the University of Pennsylvania. Our staff provides advice, information and referrals on matters such as immigration, employment and overseas travel. We can also assist with problems related to social and personal adjustments to a new culture, as well as practical matters related to living in Philadelphia.


Among our many student organizations on campus, there are several that may be of particular interest to our International student population.