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International Student Support Services


Each year, Penn State Harrisburg becomes the home of hundreds of international students from several dozen different countries. The Office of International Student Support Services (ISSS) houses the International Student Advisers and provides support services for international students in matters relating to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) paperwork, social, and cultural issues.

ISSS also provides a wide range of events and programs to help international students adjust to cultural life on campus. From the orientation program to ongoing cultural celebrations to academic support for success, ISSS is here to help our international students have a rewarding and fulfilling experience while at Penn State Harrisburg.


Basic Information

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ISSS - Hours of Operation
  Opens Closes
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


Advising Hours
"Walk-in" Advising is available for the following times, as well as calling to schedule an appointment.

  • Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Room: SEC 112 (located in the Student Enrichment Center)


11:30 am — 1:00 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

African culture and cuisine are to be featured for this lunch with an international flavor. Students from the region will share their country, traditions, food, festivals, customs and fun facts with us.

5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

Come to have English conversation via fun games or a particular theme topic. This is a wonderful place to practice oral English while making friends. 

10:00 am — 3:00 pm
Olmsted Main Lobby, Olmsted Building

Come learn about the Global Ambassador Program to have a glimpse of the diversity of the campus. Global Ambassadors from around the world will share our various cultural enrichment programs for you to participate.

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Senior International Student Adviser
International Student Adviser
International Student Adviser
Program Specialist