Contact DISSA

The Directorate of International Student and Scholar Advising, which is the authorized representative for Penn State international students and scholars with the Departments of State and Homeland Security, is committed to providing international students, scholars, and faculty the highest level of expertise in advising, immigration services, and training in support of Penn State's teaching, research and outreach objectives.  Although our office is physically located at the University Park Campus, we work with international students at all 24 Penn State campus locations throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Unit Name Office Location Walk-in Advising Hours Phone and Fax

International Student Advisers

410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Monday & Tuesday:
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Thursday & Friday:
8:30 - 11:30 am

There are no walk-in advising hours on Wednesdays.

Phone: +1-814-865-6348

Fax:     +1-814-865-6194

Pre-Arrival Advising

101 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 201 Lubert Building

University Park, PA 16802

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: +1-814-865-6348

Fax:     +1-814-865-6480

J-1 Scholar Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Monday & Tuesday:
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Thursday & Friday:
8:30 - 11:30 am

There are no walk-in advising hours on Wednesdays.

Phone: +1-814-863-2631

Fax:     +1-814-865-6246

International Faculty Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Appointments Preferred

Phone: +1-814-865-0423

Fax:     +1-814-865-6246