Per the message sent out on March 17, 2020, the University is reducing operations on campus. ISSS advisors will no longer offer in-person services but will remain available via email and continue to offer advising and process requests remotely via Zoom.

Students can contact their International Student Advisor directly based on their program of study or email ISSS at  

Contact Information

Phone Number:  (919)962-5661
Address: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2004, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Virtual hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm

Staff Directory

Download International Student and Scholar Profiles.

J-1 Scholar Check-in at ISSS for newly arriving Exchange Visitors

Please note that at this time any J-1 check-ins must be done virtually as the office building is closed. Please contact your J-1 scholar advisor to set up an appointment.

J-1 transfers from another U.S. institution should email for an appointment.


In order to better serve our international students and scholars, we request that you make an appointment to speak with one of our international student and scholar advisors. Our advisors can assist you with issues related to F-1 or J-1 immigration status, cultural adjustment and other personal concerns.  Please email, subject line: appointment request, to schedule an appointment.  Scholars in H-1B, O-1, TN or other employment-related immigration status should also email to schedule an appointment.

Preparing for your appointment

Prior to making an appointment, we recommend you refer to our website and read our page about the topic you have questions about.