Welcome, International Students!

The mission of the International Student & Scholar Services office (ISSS) is to provide support to WSU’s international students, scholars and families, enabling them to achieve their academic and professional goals. ISSS is a primary resource for non-immigrant students and scholars at WSU and strives for international awareness and an appreciation of all cultures. We do this by promoting cultural exchange between WSU’s domestic and international populations through cross cultural activities and programming.


Our Services include:

  • International Recruitment of academically talented and culturally diverse international students
  • Advising and help with U.S. immigration regulations
  • Advising on personal and social issues
  • Orientations and programming to help international students & scholars adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of WSU
  • Serving as a liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars
  • Cross cultural activities and programming to promote international awareness and appreciation in Winona and at WSU
  • Administration of Scholarships exclusively for International Students