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Office of International Student and Scholar Services
About Us

Directions | Mission | Staff | Who We Serve | Student Population Profiles

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), is the main administrative office for all international students, research scholars, and visiting professors present at UNC- Chapel Hill.  ISSS issues visa eligibility documents, assists with the maintenance of these documents, provides counseling related to immigration matters and adjustment to life in the United States, and serves as a liaison between foreign students and scholars and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  In addition to administrative and counseling duties, ISSS provides programming designed to help foreign students and scholars maximize their experience at UNC.  The programs include orientation, various cultural programs, and tax seminars.  The office is a focal point for community organizations including the International Friendship Program and International Women's English Conversation Group.  The UNC Class of '38 Summer Study Abroad Fellowships Program is also administered by ISSS.

Address, Phone, and Hours of Operation

Physical Location:
Room 2004 FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Mailing Address:
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
CB# 5240
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5240

Telephone: 919-962-5661
Facsimile: 919-962-4282
Email: oisss@unc.edu

Office Hours:

Walk-in Advising Hours                                       Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.(except University holidays):

Directions
International Student and Scholar Services (formerly the International Center) is located in the FedEx Global Education Center located at the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro Streets. A map of the area can be found here; driving directions can be obtained by entering your address here.

Mission
International Student and Scholar Services promotes international educational exchange through its services and programs. It serves as the principal administrative, programming, and advising office for approximately 2500 international students, faculty, and academic staff at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Staff

  • Director: Dr. Elizabeth Barnum
    • Associate Director: Ms. Jean Hughes
    • Assistant Director for Student and Exchange Visitor Services: Ms. Jane Rosenberg
    • Assistant Director for Faculty and Research Support Services: Ms. Ronit Weingarden
    • Assistant Director for Student and Support Services: Ms. Amanda Mills
    • International Scholar Adviser - Faculty and Researchers: Ms. Deborah Rad
    • International Scholar Adviser- Faculty and Researchers: Ms. Gretchen Gosnell
    • International Student and Scholar Adviser - MBA Students: Vacant
    • International Student and Scholar Adviser - Admissions and Students: Mr. Noel Bynum
    • Administrative Assistant: Mr. Jonathan Davis
    • Records Manager: Ms. Samantha Gratton
    • International Services Assistant: Ms. Erin Adkins
    • International Services Assistant: Ms. Shihoka Goslin

Who We Serve
International Student and Scholar Services serves the nonimmigrant student and scholar population of the University. This population includes international undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and international faculty, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and academic staff.

We also list the most current profiles of the international student and scholar population.

 

International Student and Scholar Services | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill