Office of International Student and Scholar Services
Mr. Wenceslaus P’Oryem, Director
Whitlock Building 455
Phone: (859) 622-1478
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) provides services, programs and resources to assist international students and visitors with their transition to campus and to life in the United States.
Eastern Kentucky University has more than 250 international students studying at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. These students represent approximately 45 nations.
OISSS supports international students and works with campus partners in providing educational, social and cultural programs which promote cross-cultural understanding and contribute to campus internationalization.
The office also has a dedicated staff who works directly with sponsored students studying at EKU through various governmental programs or scholarships. Finally, the office provides immigration visa advising to our international population and also serves to keep the university in compliance with federal immigration regulations.