ISSS will close at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 27.

Travel signatures and other inquiries must be received by December 15, 2017. Please plan accordingly. ISSS will be closed starting December 16, 2017 while we relocate temporarily for office renovations. We will reopen in the New Year at 3440 Market Street (3rd floor).

    • International House Philadelphia
    • International House Philadelphia
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Regular Hours

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • IMPORTANT: Office hours and Advising hours are NOT the same
  • To meet with an ISSS Advisor please visit Advising.

Mission Statement

  • To advance Penn’s commitment to global engagement by providing immigration expertise and services to the Penn community including UPHS.


  • To support Penn’s ability to educate, train, and hire the best and brightest international students, scholars, and staff, and faculty by providing expertise and quality service.
  • To serve as Penn's immigration liaison with various U.S. government agencies

Core Values

  • Immigration Expertise
  • Intercultural Competency
  • Accountability/Responsibility
  • Collaboration/Partnership
  • Responsiveness

Contact Us

International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Suite 1W
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ph: +1 215.898.4661
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