International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


December 4, 2017 - The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) stayed preliminary injunctions that had been issued by U.S. District Courts in Hawaii and Maryland, which allows the government to fully enforce Travel Ban 3.0 on all 8 countries. Students from these 8 countries should consult with an ISSS advisor before traveling outside the US. More information on how the ban affects citizens of specific countries can be found here.


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. 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 - Spring 2018

  • 20 Minute Advising Appointment (Please schedule at least 24 hours in advance. Same day appointments are not available. To make an appointment, call the IPGE front desk at 916-278-6686, stop by IPGE, or email
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am - 12 pm (noon) 
  • Walk-In Advising Hours
    • Monday & Thursday: 9:00am - 12 pm (noon)
    • Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
  • General Office Hours (submitting requests or document pick-up): Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm