About ISSS

The ISSS office is returning to the 3701 Chestnut Street location. 


International Student and Scholar Services

3701 Chestnut St
Suite 1W
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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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 our Advising webpage.


Contact Information

Phone: (215) 898-4661

Email: isss@pobox.upenn.edu


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, 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