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International Student Support

International Student Support serves MSU Denver's F-1 and J-1 student population, providing immigration support, as well as employment advising, cultural support, and ongoing programming. As an F-1 or J-1 student at MSU Denver, ISS should be your main resource for any questions you may have as an international student.

While our main goal is to ensure that you are able to maintain your immigration status during your studies at MSU Denver, International Student Support is also here to support your personal, academic, and career goals. Take some time to review our resources or schedule a time to come talk to International Student Support.

Our Mission

International Student Support’s mission is to create a meaningful experience for international students through cultural exchange, retention-based programming, and holistic support for students’ immigration, educational, and cultural needs. ISS provides advising on immigration, employment, academics, and personal matters to help international students reach their personal, academic, and professional goals. In engaging our international community, we also strive to give our domestic population of students the opportunity to develop their own interpersonal cultural competencies by exposing them to other worldviews in an effort to break down barriers and inherent prejudices. The ultimate goal is to increase respect and awareness between cultures, providing tools for both domestic and international students to compete in our global society.

Our Vision

The vision of International Student Support is to instill tolerance, appreciation, and respect of different cultures on our campus, embracing education and diversity in an effort to improve global relations through peace and understanding.


Apply for OPT before graduation!

If you will be graduating at the end of the semester, don't forget to contact International Student Support to discuss Optional Practical Training (OPT)! OPT is 12 months of work authorization in the U.S. after your graduation. You can apply up to 90 days before your graduation. Contact ISS today to schedule an appointment!

Get a Travel Signature Now!

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If you will be traveling outside of the U.S., don't forget to contact International Student Support to get a travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019. Schedule a time to get your immigration document signed at least 2 weeks before your flight. Review some useful tips about traveling before you go!