What is ISSS?

JMU's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office offers support and services to our international community. We are committed to providing timely, accurate and helpful assistance to requests regarding visa issues, employment documents for foreign workers and all immigration matters pertinent to the students, scholars and staff of JMU. We also provide programs and services to enhance the stay of our international students and scholars, including social activities, informational sessions on issues such as culture shock, academic assistance, etc. Finally, we seek to provide educational programs to the entire campus community highlighting the numerous cultures represented on campus here and to increase awareness of cultures not currently represented.

Office Hours

Normal office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (17:00) Eastern Time. Students can stop by the office to pick up documents, drop off items, and learn about upcoming events. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please schedule an appointment by sending an email to isss@jmu.edu.

During the summer, ISSS will be available Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Office Location

The ISSS office is located within the Center for Global Engagement (CGE), on the 2nd floor of Madison Hall.

  • To get to our office from the Student Success Center, walk across the glass Sky Bridge that runs over South Mason St.
  • To get to our office from the ground level, enter from the main doorway on Grace Street, walk through the Admissions foyer, and take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor.

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