International Scholar and Student Services

The mission of International Scholar and Student Services (ISSS) is to provide quality services, programs, and activities that enhance cultural awareness, international educational and research opportunities, and global perspectives for students, faculty, and staff. ISSS advises foreign students and assists visiting international faculty and students in matters of immigration, federal and state taxation, and orientation to the Birmingham community. ISSS also serves as a collaborative resource center that facilitates, promotes, and strengthens international understanding on campus and throughout the Birmingham community.

Smolian International House (I-House), located at 1600 10th Avenue South, is a hub of activity for services and activites for international students and scholars as well as for American students. The ISSS also manages and operates the Samuel Ullman Museum (SUM), located at 2150 15th Avenue South. The museum is a tribute to Samuel Ullman, an early visionary of Birmingham best known for his poem, "Youth."

NOTE: The ISSS staff may only provide immigration advice to UAB departments and their prospective employees. Individuals not affiliated with UAB should direct their inquiries to an immigration attorney.

UAB Leads Alabama in International Enrollment as More Foreign Students Make Birmingham Their Home Away From Home - Birmingham News, December 10, 2008


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