The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is located in 143 Tomlinson and open all year, Monday through Friday, except for university holidays.

ISS Staff is available without an appointment to students in person and by phone during walk-in hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No walk-in hours on Wednesday

If you need to speak or meet with an advisor outside of our walk-in hours, please send an email to to schedule an appointment. Please make sure to include your full name, degree, and program of study.

For more information about Walk-in Hours visit the Information for Students quicklink.

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Promoting Intercultural Exchange at Case

The mission of the Office of International Student Services (ISS) is to enhance the international student experience and promote intercultural exchange at CWRU.

We can assist you with:

  • Immigration matters
  • Intercultural exchange opportunities
  • Leadership resources and programs
  • Understanding the social and academic culture at CWRU and in the US.

Read more about ISS and the services we provide.

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OPT sign up
Graduating at the End of the Semester? Think About OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING!

Being well informed about OPT before you apply is a must. ISS feels very strongly about this, which is why we require all students to complete a workshop. ISS will be offering Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshops to go over in detail the application process, student responsibilities, and other considerations.

A complete OPT Workshop schedule will be available on Orgsync as soon as room reservations can be confirmed. Be sure to either register to attend your preferred session or access the online training module when it is available.

Completing a workshop (in one of the formats- ISS highly recommends the in-person sessions!) during the semester that you intend to apply for OPT is required as part of the application process. You do not need to have a job offer or any definitive employment plans to complete a workshop or apply for OPT!

If you have questions, stop by ISS during walk-in hours. Remember, only ISS staff can advise you about the procedures for OPT!

OPT sessions
Graduating at the End of the Semester? Think About OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING!

The schedule's posted! Check OrgSync for all of the sessions. Online training will be available on September 16.

Deloitte on campus

Did you know that Deloitte sponsors H1B visas? Find out more about their company and see if you're a good fit. They have an Information Fair, networking event, and Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Chat coming up! More information is available on the Career Center's website.