Resources for International Students

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS is dedicated to serving the U's international community. Its primary mission is to assist international students and scholars in successfully accomplishing the goals that brought them to the University, by using all available resources.

Minnesota English Language Program

The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) offers English as a Second Language courses for admitted students who want to improve their English language skills as well as an Intensive English Program for students preparing to apply for admission to a university or college or are preparing to take an English proficiency exam.

International TA Program

This program offers courses and individual consultations to international graduate students who seek professional development in their teaching and use of English in the U.S. cultural context.

Minnesota International Student Association (MISA)

MISA is an organization of over 4000 US and international students that represents the interests of international students and promotes cultural awareness and understanding on the University campus and surrounding community.

Student Groups

The Student Groups web page contains links to student organizations in 22 different categories at the University of Minnesota. Find a group of students who are from your country or who share a common interest.

Global Programs & Strategy Alliance

The GPS Alliance is the central, coordinating international office for the University of Minnesota system.  It focuses on international services to faculty on all campuses, academic exchanges with institutions around the world, and funding information for graduate study and research abroad.


The U.S. State Department guide to higher education for international students.

Visa Wait Times

Find out the wait times for visa appointment interviews and estimated visa processing times at U.S. consulates worldwide.

SEVIS I-901 Fee

File the I-901 form online or print a paper pdf form, check your payment status, or learn how to use Western Union Quick Pay.