International Student and Scholar Support offer support to nonimmigrant international students and institutional stakeholders on matters of immigration compliance and cross-cultural adjustment to promote academic success. ISSS contributes to global engagement of the greater University of South Carolina community through dynamic internationalization programming.
To inspire University of South Carolina students to forge international connections, to engage in transformative educational experiences through a lens of global curiosity, and ultimately, to engender positive change in the world through their increased intercultural competence.
- Respond nimbly to a dynamic regulatory environment to ensure institutional immigration compliance at the federal and state levels.
- Advocate for international student retention and success by providing outstanding support services centered around competence and empathy.
- Proliferate a culture of “the informed student,” empowering international students with knowledge and skills to properly maintain immigration compliance.
- Expand cross-cultural learning and global competencies among students, faculty, staff, and the community.