Phone Number: (919)962-5661
Address: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2004, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Office hours: Monday through Friday 9am-4pm
Walk-in advising hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 2pm-4pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.
No appointment is required for students and scholars to ask quick questions (5-10 minutes). Walk-in hours are for brief questions that take about 5-10 minutes to answer or to drop off forms. In-depth discussion about employment, change of status, transfer should be done by appointment so we can ensure we are giving you the proper attention and advice.
Walk-in hours are as follows:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2pm-4pm
- Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
J-1 Scholar Check-in at ISSS for newly arriving Exchange Visitors
Monday through Friday, 9am to 10am. Please bring the following documents with you to check-in for yourself and any accompanying family members:
- Form DS-2019
- Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record.
This time is reserved for incoming J scholars and no appointment is needed for the check-in procedure. J-1 transfers from another U.S. institution should email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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
We recommend that you refer to our website to read about the topic you are interested in before appearing for your appointment. This may save time at your appointment or answer the questions you have. Also bring any relevant documentation with you to your appointment.