International Student and Scholar Services


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ISSS provides immigration compliance expertise and cultural exchange events for approximately 1,600 international students, scholars, clinical faculty, researchers, IT professionals, staff, and visitors. Our vision is to provide cutting-edge immigration advising and programming to UAB and its international community, preserving the integrity of our programs while advocating for the unique needs of international students and scholars, leading to enriched educational and research opportunities, broadened cultural perspectives, and ease of adjustment to life in the US. Our work supports the university’s four pillars of education; research, innovation & economic development; community engagement; and patient care by bringing the best and brightest international talent to Birmingham to internationalize our campus and our city.

ISSS is located in the beautiful international center on the second floor of Mervyn H. Sterne Library on the corner of 9th Avenue and 13th Street South.

Effective August 9, 2018, all F and J students who commit a status violation, intentionally or unintentionally, will begin accumulating unlawful presence in the US the day after the violation. With this new rule, it is even more important that students and exchange visitors take the necessary precautions to maintain their status and use ISSS as a resource. Additional information about unlawful presence can be found here.