International Studies Office
Developing a globally aware, culturally diverse education and research environment has always been a priority at UVA, and the International Studies Office (ISO) was created to support this goal. A University-wide resource offering internationally oriented activities, programs and services, the ISO provides the expertise and infrastructure needed to bring international scholars to Grounds and to facilitate education abroad for UVA students.
By the Numbers
Students Abroad in 83 Countries
International Students and Scholars Program
The University of Virginia is a global institution, welcoming students and faculty from all over the world. Through the International Students and Scholars Program (ISSP), we provide cultural, social, educational and legal resources that meet the unique needs of our international students, researchers, faculty and official short-term visitors. Areas of support include advising on matters related to acquiring and maintaining legal presence in the U.S.; supporting transition to American society and culture; and offering guidance on policies and procedures.
Nothing enriches – and challenges – perspective like travel. We believe that getting out of our comfort zones and exploring other cultures is the gateway to gaining a global perspective while also developing a range of practical life skills. With over 50 diverse study abroad programs, we encourage all of our students to take their educations out into the world.