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International Student and Scholar Office

The mission of the International Student and Scholar Office is to provide information, services and programs that help international students and visiting scholars achieve their individual educational and personal goals and that foster an appreciation for a culturally diverse learning environment in the larger University community.

ISSO Services

The ISSO provides support services and programs for international students and scholars in the following areas:

  • Orientation to the University and the Charlotte community
  • Individual counseling and advising
  • Information and referral on issues related to academics, health, finances, housing, and campus programs
  • Immigration advising and processing of documents
  • Cross-cultural workshops
  • Coordination of the Host Family Program
  • Coordination of the Friendship & Culture exchange program
  • Advising of international student clubs and organizations
  • Support for UNC Charlotte's International House
  • Support to hiring departments of international scholars

For any international student or scholar who has a true emergency after hours, on weekends and when the university is closed, please dial the Campus Police at 704‑687‑2000.  They will contact an ISSO staff member who will respond to the emergency.

For more information about your application status, contact:


Latest News

ISSO will hold two Change of Status workshops during the Spring 2015 semester. Please see the schedule below for more information:

Day Date Time Location
 Fri  2/27  3:00 - 4:30PM  CHHS 161
 Wed  4/22  1:00 - 2:30PM  CHHS 281



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International Student and Scholar Office

UNC Charlotte

CHHS 202
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001 USA

Phone: 704‑687‑7781
Fax: 704‑687‑1661

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Walk in Advising hours: 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 10:00AM-12:00PM
Tuesday/Thursday - 2:00PM-4:00PM 

Walk in OPT Review hours: 
Thursday - 2:00PM-4:00PM 
Friday -10:00AM-12:00PM 

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