About OIS

Connecting you with the resources you need to succeed at IU

At the Office of International Services, we are committed to helping international students and scholars achieve their goals—educational, personal, and professional.

Our mission

We administer a wide range of quality programs and services:

  • Providing accurate information and advice for prospective students and their families to attract, admit, enroll, and retain a diverse population of qualified international students
  • Offering ongoing orientation and other educational, cultural, and social programming to help international students and scholars integrate into the academic, cultural, and social life at IU and within the Bloomington community
  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. visa and immigration regulations, including maintenance of status requirements, employment authorization, and travel
  • Assisting with financial matters and planning, health insurance requirements, and personal issues or concerns
  • Serving as liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, and sponsors and educational foundations that support international education and exchange