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International Student Services

​​International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing quality advising services to international students and scholars at DePaul University. ISS provides immigration advising to more than 1,500 non-immigrant students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 visa statuses.

International Student and Scholar Services
1 E. Jackson Blvd
DePaul Center, Suite 9300
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-362-8376
Email: iss@depaul.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed ​​

"Counseling" may not be familiar to many international students because it is not a common practice in some countries and cultures. In the United States, it is common to discuss one’s concerns with a counselor as a process of dealing with personal stress and difficulties.

Some international students may think that counseling is only for people who have serious psychological problems. In fact, you do not have to have psychological problems to benefit from DePaul University Counseling Services (UCS). DePaul University Counseling Services staff can help students learn new coping skills and focus on helping students achieve their full potential and fulfilment through counseling.

For instance, it is not unusual for many international students to experience difficulties with cultural adjustment, homesickness, friendship and relationship concerns, academic and family issues, etc. Our professional counseling staff will work with you confidentially to help you through these difficulties. Such confidentiality means that what students choose to share with their professional counselor is kept private. This right is protected by law.

When might you consider counseling?
You may benefit from talking to a counselor when you are feeling overwhelmed by life, anxious about school, struggling in your relationship or just need to better manage your stress.

We Are Here To Help You
Counseling is a safe, confidential and pleasant space to talk about your concerns. Counselors at UCS are well trained to be aware of cultural and language differences.

How do you make an appointment?
At the Loop Campus, call us at 312.362.6923 or stop by the office located in Lewis Center, Suite 1465.
At the Lincoln Park Campus, call us at 773.325.7779 or stop by the office located in the Student Center, Suite 350. We will help you to schedule an initial consultation.

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Programs & Events

International Student and Scholar Services hosts global focused programs & events the entire year for international students and US students. Below is a short list of what's available.

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