Contact ISSA

International Student and Scholar Advising, (ISSA) is the authorized representative for Penn State international students and scholars with the Departments of State and Homeland Security. ISSA 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 Advising Hours

International Student Advisers

410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Monday & Tuesday:
1:30 - 5:00 pm

Thursday & Friday:
8:30 am - noon

Telephone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 2

Advising by appointment only

Schedule a Starfish Appointment

Pre-Arrival Advising

101 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 201 Lubert Building

University Park, PA 16802

Email: International@psu.edu

Telephone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 1

J-1 Scholar Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Email: JScholarAdv@psu.edu 

International Faculty Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Advising by appointment only

Telephone: +1-814-865-0423