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Santa Clara University has a long history of welcoming international students to our academic community. This website aims to introduce the sometimes complex and confusing U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) rules which govern the immigration status of international students on campus.


 

Travel Alert

Because of the Boston bombings involving an international student who withheld information from federal agents, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has increased re-entry screening for international students returning from travel abroad. It is very possible that if you are traveling abroad this summer, you will be sent to secondary interrogation where CBP will confirming that your SEVIS record is in "active" status. If your record has been terminated in the past, be prepared to show supporting documentation and to explain how your case was resolved. This additional screening could cause delays so plan ahead, especially if you will be making connections once you arrive in the US. There is no need to panic though if you are sent to secondary interrogation, as it will be common practice for all international students until further notice.

 
Walk-In Office Hours
Walk-In Office Hours

We are located on the first floor of Varsi Hall. Feel free to stop by during the walk-in hours with any questions or advising needs. Read more...

Mission Statement
Mission Statement

ISS promotes the education and development of international students to  enable them to achieve excellence in Read more...

Meet the ISS Team
Meet the ISS Team

We are here to help you. More information on the ISS Staff...

ISS Student Life
ISS Student Life

International Students have a full range of enriching experiences while at SCU. Read more...

ISS Events
ISS Events

View and RSVP for upcoming International Student events...

Global Engagement Office
Global Engagement Office

The Global Engagement Office (GEO) provides leadership, coordination, strategic planning, and Read more...

ISS Facebook Page
ISS Facebook Page

Keep in touch with the latest happenings by becoming a fan on of the ISS Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/SCUISS

 

Newsletter
Newsletter

To find out the latest updates, read the ISS Newsletter.

ISS Mailing List
ISS Mailing List

SCU's International Student Services office uses the ISS Mailing List for all communication relevant to F-1 and J-1 students, including those on OPT.  Click to Subscribe.