International Student Support

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.

Immigration Emergencies

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact the ISSS Office:

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

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.

Experiencing an immigration emergency outside of ISSS office hours? Visit our Emergency Information and Resources page to learn who you should contact.

Why You Should Study in the U.S.
Are you thinking about studying in the U.S. as an international student? Pursuing a university education in the U.S. — and at Drexel — allows you to join our diverse community of scholars and take advantage of the numerous resources and opportunities available. Learn more about the value of joining our family of international Dragons and how Drexel can prepare you for future success.

ISSS Newsletter

ISSS sends out an informational newsletter to all of Drexel's international students. These newsletters include travel guidance and restrictions, helpful reminders about important deadlines, and any updates relevant to our international Dragons.

Travel Reminders

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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for International Students About Protests in the United States
Information for international students at Drexel about protests in the United States.
Increase to Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Application Processing Fees
The application fees for some nonimmigrant visas, including student and exchange visitor visas, are set to increase.
USCIS Announces Increase of Certain Immigration Fees
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees.

Contact Us


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 Wednesdays: 2–4 p.m.

Virtual Advising Sign-In