About ISSS

Location, Hours, & Contact Information
Where to Find Us

International Student and Scholar Services

3701 Chestnut St
Suite 1W
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(Penn Global entrance)

When to See Us
Office 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.

How to Contact Us
Contact ISSS

Phone: (215) 898-4661

Email: isss@pobox.upenn.edu

Meet the ISSS Leadership Team

From left to right: Jeremy Spohr, Lily Zhang, Dr. Rudie Altamirano, Aaron Fuccello, Donna Steinfeldt, and Ryan Villanueva

Mission Statement

  • To advance global engagement at the University of Pennsylvania and affiliated hospitals by offering inclusive, innovative and impactful immigration and integration services.



  • To support Penn’s ability to educate, train, and hire the best and brightest international students, scholars, staff, and faculty by providing immigration and intercultural expertise.

  • To deliver relevant and informed programming initiatives to create an inclusive global community at Penn.


Core Values

  • Immigration Expertise

  • Intercultural Inclusivity

  • Responsiveness

  • Advocacy

  • Collaboration & Partnership