Your comprehensive resource at IU

At the Office of International Services (OIS), we provide international students and scholars with assistance in all areas related to international study—including admissions, visas, advising, and employment.

Contact OIS


Admissions help

We can help you apply for admission to IU Bloomington, and prepare for your move here.

Get help with admissions


Once you are at IU Bloomington, you will be able to meet with our international student advisors, who can help you with immigration questions and concerns.

Quick Question Advising

We offer short advising slots to answer quick questions from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Eastern time). Get access to our virtual QQA here.

The following topics can be covered during these short advising slots:

  • Questions about OPT (not for document review)
  • Taking a leave of absence
  • Travel and/or Visa renewal
  • Grace period
  • Dropping below full-time enrollment
  • Urgent financial issues
  • I-20/DS-2019 Extension
  • Adding an F-2 or J-2 dependent
  • General questions about CPT
  • Other brief questions

Employment authorization

Do you want to find a job in the United States? We can help you get your employment authorization.

Learn about employment authorization