International Recruitment and Student Services

The mission of International Recruitment and Student Services (IRSS) 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.

IRSS advises international students and assists visiting international faculty and students in matters of immigration, federal and state taxation, and orientation to the Birmingham community. IRSS 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 central place for services and activites for international students and scholars as well as for American students.

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