International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


September 24, 2017 - President Trump issued a Proclamation pursuant to Section 2(e) of Executive Order 13780, designating eight countries for partial or full restrictions on entry to the United States. The restrictions are country-specific, and tailored to the situation of each individual country.

The eight countries subject to the Proclamation are: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.

June 26, 2017 - the US Supreme Court allowed the 90-Day Travel Ban on six countries (Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen) to partially take effect. The exception made by the court states that the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” More information about the executive order travel ban is available on the NAFSA website.

Sacramento State’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides a wide range of services to newly admitted and continuing international (F-1 and J-1 visa) students and visiting scholars.   The office coordinates new international student orientation, provides cultural and social events that allow our students to share their national heritage and get involved, immigration and cultural adjustment advising, tax preparation assistance, and information for on- and off-campus resources.  Our mission is to ensure that all international students are supported in a manner that promotes success.  

Advising Hours - Fall 2017

  • Monday - Friday
  • 30 Minute Advising Appointment: 9am-12am (Please schedule at least 24 hours in advance. Same day appointments are not available)
  • Walk-In Advising: 1:00pm-4pm
  • General Office Hours (submitting requests or document pick-up): Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm