Helping Make CWRU Your Home
As an international student at Case Western Reserve University, we want to ensure you have a quality educational experience—and that our campus community learns and benefits from you and your cultural experiences.
We can assist you with:
- Immigration matters
- Intercultural exchange opportunities
- Connecting to CWRU resources
- Understanding the social and academic culture at CWRU and in the U.S.
Important Advising Information
ISS staff members have adjusted services to ensure the continued support of students.
Virtual advising is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 11 am to 3 pm. An ISS advisor will be available to answer your question using the chat box here.
Virtual appointment requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a brief description of what you would like to discuss. A staff member will respond by email to schedule the appointment and you will have the option to meet via Zoom or phone. Please note: we generally require 24 hours notice and do not schedule same-day appointments. This is so we can be best prepared to help you.
Limited in-person appointments are available for students picking up or dropping off documents only on Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 10 am and 3 pm ET. Students who are picking up documents will receive specific instructions when their documents are ready for pick-up and can schedule their appointments here. Students who are dropping off documents will need to contact ISS at email@example.com and make specific arrangements.
More information about services can be found here and will be updated as needed.
We know that this is a very challenging time. Please continue to check your case.edu email regularly and visit the Health Updates website and ISS’ Communication Corner as needed. Also, please stay in touch with ISS if there is anything you think we can help with!
The Office of International Student Services works to help CWRU's international students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.
We offer various opportunities for international students to ask questions including regular advising hours and appointments.
There are multiple online resources available to help students with their CPT, OPT, and STEM OPT needs including online workshops, methods to update your information and submit your requests for authorization.
If you experience an emergency, there is help available both on and off-campus. We have a list of resources to assist with medical issues, immigration concerns and more so you can find what you need.