Vison, Mission, and Values


International Student and Scholar Services envisions an inclusive and engaged campus community developed on the foundations of mutually-supportive connections, integrity, and respect.


International Student and Scholar Services strives to be a leader in providing for the needs of non-immigrant students and scholars while promoting a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and mutual support at The University of Southern Mississippi, the state of Mississippi, the nation, and the world.


ISSS serves the international student and scholar community by providing advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding academic, personal, and immigration concerns.

ISSS seeks to create an inclusive environment beneficial to the educational and professional goals of past, present and future students, faculty, and staff in our campus community.  

ISSS supports the mission, vision, and values of The University of Southern Mississippi through its commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and mutually-supportive connections within our local and global communities.

ISSS promotes opportunities for community engagement via educational, social, and cross-cultural programming.

ISSS reinforces international education as a foundation to foster the development of international awareness, a globally engaged citizenry, and a more peaceful world.


International Student and Scholar Services is a unit within The Center for International Education.