ISSS-Penn Outreach & Partnerships

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International Partners Outreach Group

IPOG is comprised of Penn administrators from across the university who engage with our Penn international community. They actively dialogue and partner with student representatives of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) as well as student leaders of ISTAR, the International Student Table for Advocacy & Relations.

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Building International Student Integration Group

BISIG is a collective of administrators from Penn schools and centers who share information, resources, and explore ways to respond to the needs of international students.

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Penn's Annual Roundtable with Stakeholders

PARTS is an annual meeting with important government agencies to find ways to effectively serve the international student and scholar community at Penn. ISSS staff meets with managers and directors representing Custom Border Protection (CBP), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn DOT) and Social Security Administration (SSA).

International Programs Institute

The IPI provides Penn administrators with a venue to augment their knowledge, skills and competencies regarding areas revolving around services geared for international students and scholars.