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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services

Learning Without Borders


International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supports internationalization at the University of Denver by serving as a resource to students, faculty, and staff in meeting the needs of the international community on campus.

Our Mission

The mission of ISSS is to assist international students and scholars to succeed academically, personally, and professionally during their time at DU, and to provide advice and support to help them remain in legal immigration status.

U.S. and Turkey Resumes Non-Immigrant Visa Services (January 2, 2018) 

On December 28, 2017, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Turkey announced that political conditions in that country had improved so as to "allow for the full resumption of visa services in Turkey."** Turkey has also decided to resume services at the Turkish embassy and consulates in the U.S., for citizens of the United States.

**NAFSA--"US Resumes Visa Processing in Turkey"

RECENT Supreme court ruling on Travel Ban (December 11, 2017)

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled Proclamation 9645 would go in effect regardless of legal challenges against it. The Proclamation issued on September 24, 2017 changed important details of Executive Order 13780 (March 6, 2017) which banned or restricted the entry into the United States of nationals of certain countries. Section 2 of the proclamation suspends or limits entry for nationals of the following countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia.

Entry into United States with valid visa
Country Immigrant Non-Immigrant (B-1, B-2) Other Non-Immigrant
Chad Suspended Suspended Admissible
Iran Suspended Suspended Admissible (F, J, M only)
All others suspended
Libya Suspended Suspended Admissible
North Korea Suspended Suspended Suspended
Syria Suspended Suspended Suspended
Venezuela Suspended No gov't officials
or immediate families
Yemen Suspended Suspended Admissible
Somalia Suspended Suspended Admissible

NOTE:  All visa holders who are admissible are still subject to additional scrutiny and/or enhanced screening requirements.  See Sections 3 and 6 of proclamation for exceptions and waivers.

Resources on the recent updates to the Executive Order: 



Useful Websites
Additional Campus Resources

A full list of events and resources can be found on the University of Denver's Diversity & Inclusion website

U.S. Immigration Patterns Over Time: Colorado's International Student Population and Internationalization of Higher Education was a session presented during the Fourth Annual Internationalization.  The presentation provided the audience with information on immigration patterns over time and how to create a more welcoming campus climate for international students.

Health & Counseling Center provides many medical and mental health services. (phone: 303-871-2205; Ritchie Center, 2240 E. Buchtel Blvd., Suite 3N)

Employee Assistance Program provides counseling and support for all University of Denver employees.

The Student Emergency Fund provides limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled University of Denver students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation

Ombuds Office is a confidential and informal resource for any campus community member who may be experiencing difficulties navigating their time at the University. (Jenna Brown, Ombuds; phone: 303-871-4712)

Chaplain Gary Brower works with all members of the DU community on issues ranging from interfaith dialogue to spiritual care and counseling. (phone: 303-871-4488; Driscoll Student Center, South, 2050 E. Evans Ave.)

Campus Safety

Center for Multicultural Excellence

Reporting Bias Incidents, Harassment, Discrimination or Gender-based Violence at DU