International Students and Scholars Services
Welcome to Drexel University and welcome to the office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS).
Where the World Meets Drexel
ISSS offers a vast array of programs and services to approximately 3,500+ international students, scholars, and faculty representing 120+ 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 make appropriate referrals when necessary.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact the ISSS Office:
Outside of Business Hours
Contact Drexel Public Safety
215.895.2222 (24 hours/day)
Visit International Students and Scholars Services
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
Visit during office hours to drop off/pick up documents or to request a travel signature. ISSS offers the following advising options virtually and in-person:
Students can schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with an International Student & Scholar Advisor via the following link or by signing into DrexelOne and navigating to the My Success Team channel.
J-1 Scholars and foreign national employees can schedule a virtual or in-person appointment by sending an appointment request to email@example.com.
Virtual Advising Sessions
Have a quick question? Join our Virtual Advising Hours in Zoom during the times listed below. Virtual Advising Hours are on a first-come, first-served basis and are meant for questions that can be answered in less than 15 minutes.
- Mondays and Tuesdays, 2 p.m–4 p.m. ET and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. ET
- No appointment necessary. Join via our Virtual Advising Hours Sign-In page.
Experiencing an immigration emergency outside of ISSS office hours? Visit our Emergency Information and Resources page to learn who you should contact.
Resources for New International Students
ISSS Monthly Newsletter
U.S. visa holders and their dependents who want to re-enter the United States after traveling internationally must provide Customs and Border Protection with valid immigration documentation connected to the rules and regulations of their visas. Please see our Travel Information section for more details.
If you have departed the U.S. without a signature or have a question about your travel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Visit during office hours to drop off/pick up documents or to request a travel signature.
Virtual Advising Hours
Mondays and Tuesdays: 2–4 p.m.
Fridays: 9:30–11:30 a.m.