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44 Kent Way, Home of the Office for International Students and Scholars

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) serves as a critical resource for UD's international community, providing information and support for the challenges of living, studying and working in a different culture, as well as celebrating the presence of international students and scholars on campus and their important contributions to the University's research and teaching missions.

The University of Delaware's historic Georgian mansion at 44 Kent Way serves as the new home for several offices focused on serving the University’s graduate and international communities. The building, once owned by Mr. and Mrs. E. Brinton Wright, was constructed in 1925 and donated to UD in 1966.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is to establish and provide support services for international students, scholars and families at the University of Delaware.


  • To advise international students, scholars, dependents, and University departments on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations related to F, J and H visa categories.
  • To conduct orientations and other programs that assist international visitors with their adjustment to the U.S. culture and academic success at UD.
  • To support the University's global initiative and campus internationalization efforts by providing programming opportunities for cross-cultural interactions and engagement.

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  • Monday:  8 AM -- 5 PM
  • Tuesday:  8 AM -- 5 PM
  • Wednesday:  7 AM -- 5 PM
  • Thursday:  7 AM -- 5 PM
  • Friday:  8 AM -- 5 PM

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