On behalf of Florida International University and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), it is a pleasure to welcome you to Florida International University. Florida International University is one of the most diverse universities in the United States. More than 3500 students and almost 200 scholars representing 144 countries are part of the university community. ISSS has offices at both the Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses.

Both offices are committed to your academic, professional, and personal success as you pursue your studies in the United States. We will advise you on a variety of issues related to your immigration compliance, but we will also ensure your integration into the university community and help facilitate your acculturation and adaptation to your new home.

The FIU community is convinced that you, as an international student, are one of our most valued assets of this institution, and we look forward to learning from each one of you as you share your culture and talents with all of us.

Once again, welcome to FIU and…. go Panthers!


The ISSS Team
Office of International Student and Scholar Services


The mission of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services is to promote campus internationalization by providing service excellence related to immigration compliance and procedures, and comprehensively supporting the academic, social, and professional success of all our international students and scholars to ensure their seamless integration into our university community.