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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

1348 International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

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252 Sparks Hall

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides support for Georgia State University’s non-immigrant international student, faculty, and researcher population, their dependents, and any foreign-born citizens and permanent residents of the United States who may need services. Services include orientations, immigration advisement, international student and scholar insurance support, student advocacy, and other personal assistance in adjusting to and joining the university community. The office staff serves as a liaison with all academic departments, the diplomatic corps, and a variety of international agencies and publishes a newsletter focusing on issues of interest to international students. International Services also offers assistance to academic departments wishing to invite foreign scholars or hire foreign faculty. Information concerning programs and services is available in 252 Sparks Hall, by calling 404-413-2070 or online at isss.gsu.edu.

International Student Orientation - Prior to the beginning of each semester, an orientation program is offered to provide assistance to new students on nonimmigrant status. Students receive information and advice concerning federal immigration, the academic system in the United States, academic advisement and registration, the Atlanta community, and the mandatory health and accident insurance.

International Student Associations - Georgia State University has approximately twenty international student organizations that focus on celebrating the many countries and cultures represented on campus. They provide assistance for new and continuing international students, present cultural activities and events, and seek ways to share their culture with the campus. Information about the various associations and their umbrella group, the International Student Association Council, is available in the International Services office, and online at isss.gsu.edu.

International Student Health Insurance - Health insurance is mandatory for all international students and scholars in F and J status enrolled at Georgia State, and is optional for other nonimmigrant status students. A special international student health and accident insurance policy is made available each academic year, and payment of the insurance premiums is collected along with tuition during the process of registration. Individuals who may already be covered by a policy are required to request a waiver with the insurance company the semester before enrollment. More information is available online at www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/gsu or through Student Accounts.