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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I-Club's Mentor/Mentee Program

Do you have the willingness to make new friends and make connections? Do you have enthusiasm to explore life at CWRU? Consider joining International Club's Mentor/Mentee Program! Join in fun activities such as room escape, ice skating, food making and more. There's even a price for mentor-mentee competitions! Contact Ling Qi, for more information!

Chinese Students - Apply for Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program

Current students at a U.S. high school, university, or community college who have lived or studied in both the U.S. and China are encouraged to apply. Selected students will participate in a life-changing four-day Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University from October 7-10, 2016 and gain unique skills in cross-cultural leadership and community-organizing methods. The deadline to apply is August 26, 2016.

New students on campus!!

We welcome all first years on campus. If you see them, say Hi!

For all orientation events, if you want photos, check out our FaceBook page or OrgSync Page

New Saudi Student Club!

Saudi students across campus are invited to join the newly formed Saudi Student Club. Get involved and help spread Saudi culture across campus! Contact for more information.

No Walk-In Hours on Friday, August 19th

ISS will be involved in orientation activities for much of the day on Friday, August 19; staff members will be unavailable for walk-in hours.

New students visiting ISS for the first time will be able to complete check-in processes on August 19.

If you have any other immigration concerns or questions, please plan to visit the office on Monday, August 22 when normal hours and availability resumes. A staff member will be glad to assist you then!

WEPA Printers on Campus

Yes, you can print paper at Kelvin Smith Library (25 cents per page), but did you know about the WEPA printers on campus? WEPA printers are 7 cents per page and undergraduates arrive on campus with $20 loaded every semester. WEPA printers are a great way to print out I-94's, papers, and more!

Graduate Students - Match with a US Host Family

Case Western Reserve University's International Friendship Program matches graduate international students with Case Western Reserve alumni, staff, faculty, and friends. The program helps students make the transition to life in the US, gives hosts the opportunity to learn about other nationalities and cultures, and can serve as a springboard for friendships that often last beyond a student's stay at Case Western Reserve.

International students don't live with their hosts. Instead, students join their hosts in activities that expose them to aspects of US life that they might not otherwise experience: for example, a home-cooked meal or sightseeing around Cleveland. Participating in the program is voluntary for both international students and hosts. Matches are made for one year; international students and hosts get together every 4-6 weeks.

International students should apply for the program no later than Sept. 15 for the fall semester. Applications from hosts are accepted year round.

ISV Microscholarships

Twelve $100 micro-scholarships will be awarded throughout the year. Enter by submitting a short answer to a question like, 'What were your perceptions of the United States before you arrived and have they changed since studying in the country?'