Welcome to International Student and Scholar Services!

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Welcome to International Student and Scholar Services!

Graduating students wearing Austrian flag stolesGraduation Stoles:

International students who want to represent their home country during commencement may purchase a special graduation stole that resembles their national flag(s). You may choose a single ($33), double ($44), or triple ($55) country stole; double or triple country stoles are for those who have lived or studied in more than one country. Click here to learn more.

Orders must be placed before May 4, 2018. Stoles will be available for pick up in the Office of Global Affairs (GWP 102) during the week of June 4 - 8. 

About ISSS:

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is a part of the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at University of Washington Tacoma. The work of ISSS is comprised of three functional areas: F-1 Student and J-1 Scholar Advising, Programming and Outreach.


The International Student and Scholar Services office at UW Tacoma serves F-1 International Students with non-immigrant immigration advising, programming, and support.  We also suppot J-1 Scholars and their Academic Unit Hosts. We believe a student and scholar body rich in diversity — culturally, socially and economically — contribute significantly to a dynamic and energetic learning community.

Important Message from the UW Tacoma Office of Global Affairs and International Student and Scholar Services

We are closely monitoring information about the U.S. Presidential Executive Orders and the impact they may have on our international student and scholar community. Please visit this page for statements, more detailed updates, and new information

Scam Alerts

Many students receive scam calls or emails. You may be next! Scam artists often pretend to be government employees such as Police, FBI, IRS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They often threaten students to take an immediate action such as making a payment. U.S. government employees will NEVER call you nor email you and NEVER ask you to make payments. Please report any suspicious communication to ISSS!


Location: Garretson Woodruff & Pratt (GWP) 102
Address: 1900 Commerce St, Box 358401 Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-692-4762
Email: uwtiss@uw.edu

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