The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is devoted to the unique personal and educational goals and needs of the diverse international community at Lawrence.

The office strives to promote awareness, perspectives, and understanding of international cultures to cultivate informed global citizenship.

What does the ISS do?

  • Educates the campus about and act as a resource for questions pertaining to federal immigration regulations affecting foreign students.
  • Serves as Lawrence’s Designated School Official for F1 students, and Responsible Officer for J1 exchange visitors.
  • Advises students on how to secure visas, maintain immigration status, and secure the benefits of that status.
  • Manages SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) compliance.
  • Advocates across the campus for the distinctive issues international students face in their transition to life at Lawrence and the United States.
  • Creates an environment of openness, curiosity, and knowledge to inspire the Lawrence community to explore new cultures and experiences.
  • Administers programs that bring greater understanding of social and culture issues.
  • Maintains International House as Lawrence’s center for international education.

Connecting with the ISS

ISS is located within the suite of offices on the second floor of the International House. Walk-in appointments and phone calls will be accommodated as possible. ISS can be contacted by phone at 920-832-6509 or by email at