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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

The International Student & Scholar Services office serves as the primary campus contact for international students, scholars, and alumni. Our office fosters and supports a global campus community as part of the University of Utah's vision of a welcoming and internationally connected campus.


Information for international students on F-1 and J-1 visas at the University of Utah.

  • Visa Issues
  • Family and Dependents
  • Maintaining Status
  • Changing Status
  • Employment
  • General Information
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Students
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Student Interns


The Exchange Visitor program promotes the exchange of ideas, mutual enrichment and collaboration between researchers and institutions. It allows participation in teaching as well as research with American colleagues while actively participating in cross-cultural activities with the ultimate goal of sharing experience and knowledge between Exchange Visitors, their U.S. counterparts and the broader community.

Phone: 801-581-8876


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office Closures Reminders

First Monday of each month, 9-10 AM: The ISSS office is closed for staff meetings.

Wednesday mornings, 8-9 AM: The ISSS office is closed for staff training each week.


Utah is a state of many colors from stunning red rock to towering white peaks. But our richest colors are found in the lives of our students. We invite all, no matter the color of one’s flag, to join us here at a university that encourages you to imagine anything. And then do.

Last Updated: 1/29/20