The International Student Services Office (ISSO) provides services to international students and seeks to promote global understanding through campus, intercollegiate, and community outreach. The primary role of the International Student Services Office is to provide excellent immigration advising for our international students and compliance operations for Wartburg College. The office also provides a new international student orientation, material support, and advising on employment, Social Security, health insurance, and cross-cultural communication. Additionally, the office coordinates the Friendship Family program, which pairs local families with international students, and Global Connections, a student-led initiative to increase cultural competence on Wartburg’s campus through peer-mentoring programs and more.
The Director of International Student Services serves as the advisor for the International Club and assists in coordinating Wartburg’s annual Culture Week. The International Club promotes cross-cultural awareness and understanding among both U.S. and international students. With more than 50 countries represented on the Wartburg campus, International Club members strive to learn more about each other and showcase their cultures through campus and community events. All students are invited to participate in the club.