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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 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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


3:00 pm — 4:15 pm
Gallery Lounge, Olmsted Building

Come and learn about Jewish culture and cuisine being highlighted for this coffee hour. Students will be able to learn about and explore Jewish traditions.

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

Fun English Conversation brings international students, domestic students and local residents together to speak English and to play games. This is a beneficial program to the new students in building language skills, and an opportunity for domestic students and local community volunteers, and new students build meaningful relationships and make new friends. 

3:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Student Center, Capital Union Building (CUB)

Diwali, known as the festival of light, is also considered as New Year in many regions of India. For the celebration, there will be dances, traditional instrument playing, songs, fashion show, and Indian dinner.

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Associate Director
International Student Adviser
International Student Adviser