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International Students and Scholars Services

Where the World Meets Drexel

Welcome to Drexel University and welcome to the office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS). ISSS offers a vast array of programs and services to approximately 5,000 international students, scholars and faculty representing 117 different countries. The ISSS staff works to promote meaningful interaction between United States Citizens and nationals of other countries by organizing culturally enriching opportunities for all members of the Drexel community. A student's affiliation with ISSS begins immediately after the admission process and continues well beyond graduation. ISSS staff can advise international students, scholars and faculty on immigration, cultural, financial, academic and personal concerns, and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.


3210 Chestnut Street
Creese Student Center, Suite 215
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Walk-in Advising Hours

Monday–Friday: 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Email to make an appointment for advising if you cannot make these hours.

New International Students

Please see New International Student page for important information before you arrive in the U.S. New students can also review the Pre-Arrival Handbook [PDF] for more information to prepare for their transition to Drexel and the overview on Transportation to Philadelphia [PDF] to guide you through your arrival to Drexel University and Philadelphia.