Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Our University openly welcomes students from many nations to apply and receive their higher education with us.
We believe we have much to offer international students on our campus, as students from around the globe enhance the educational experience of our native U.S. students and further internationalize our campus!
International Student Services assists international students through the application/orientation/arrival process, advises students on issues of immigration, insurance and internships, and provides opportunities for students to grow and connect with the campus and local community.
So we hope you will join us to enrich our campus!
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside student population is comprised of a diverse group of students from nearly 25 nations. International Student Services (ISS), part of the Department of Student Affairs administers a wide variety of services to the international community. The mission of ISS is to facilitate international students’ admittance to the United States, to assist international students’ transition to life in the United States and to UW-Parkside, to promote interactions between the U.S. and international populations, and to provide services necessary to meet the special needs of international students.
To facilitate this mission, ISS serves as an information resource for all partners in the international education process, those both on campus and off campus. In addition to issuing documents and monitoring student’s status in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security and SEVIS (Student Exchange information System), the office works with other university departments concerning Admissions and enrollment, Financial Aid, Health Services, Campus Safety, and Academic Advising & Career Services. International students are provided with advising and information in the areas of housing, health services, international insurance, immigration, employment, financial issues, adjustment to the U.S. culture and income taxes.
ISS strives to foster international awareness and an appreciation of all cultures by promoting cultural exchange between the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and our international partners, and by promoting activities sponsored by PIC-Parkside International Club, and the International Friendship Committee- part of A.L.L./Adventures in Lifelong Learning. Programs include festivals, workshops and special speakers.
International Student Services Available
The services necessary to accomplish the office mission are as diverse as the student population itself. There are several general areas of services available: