ISSS is dedicated to celebrating and including the diverse international community by developing programming and initiatives that a) enhance cross-cultural connections and reduce cultural gaps; b) increase access of campus resources and opportunities for international students; c) bring to the forefront the strengths of a diverse international student and scholar population and d) build intercultural initiatives that grow Penn as an inclusive community.

Immigration & Integration in Action!
Immigration & Integration in Action!
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Workshops & Events

Explore integration activities and events, as well as immigration-related workshops for international students across Penn!

Pre-Orientation Program
Penn Global Mosaic

Join the pre orientation program that will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world and become a more competitive job candidate!

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Student Programs & Leadership Opportunities

Join some of our banner programs such as the Intercultural Leadership Program, International Student Advisory Board, and Culture Crossing!

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Campus-Wide Resources

There are many different organizations and services at Penn that will connect you with campus and with others. See what Penn has to offer!

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ISSS Outreach

The ISSS team has developed many fruitful partnerships with Penn staff and administrators, as well as with agencies like the Social Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection. We collaborate with our internal and external partners to learn, to educate, and to develop the tools for international students' and scholars' successful integration into the Penn community and the United States.