The International Scholar & Student Services office supports academic units in bringing some of the world's most experienced scholars to UCSC. ISSS facilitates and monitors immigration compliance within a complex, ever-changing regulatory environment. By providing timely and accurate guidance, ISSS enables the university to recruit and retain international scholars in support of the institution's teaching and research missions.
Each year, over 300 international scholars -- postdoctoral and other visiting researchers, professors and lecturers -- and accompanying family members are affiliated with the UCSC community. During the 2010-11 academic year, this extraordinary group of individuals represented 45 different countries and engaged in research and teaching activities in dozens of fields of specialization.