International Student Services is committed to the internationalization of Ball State University by providing appropriate services and support to international students, scholars, faculty and staff as well as to University departments. ISS seeks to enhance the academic, cultural, and social pursuits of our international clientele through knowledge and expertise in immigration, advising, and cross-cultural programming.

As a unit of the Rinker Center for International Programs, we are the campus office devoted to international students, scholars, faculty and staff.

Our Services

  • conducting a wide variety of programs and events contributing to international education and intercultural awareness through educational, social, and cross-cultural programs for the Ball State and Muncie communities such as the Friendship Family program, (hyperlink: Activities and Programs/Friendship Family) Culture Exchange, Speaker Bureau and I-Fest
  • hosting comprehensive orientation programs for international scholars
  • academic support for international students through advising, mentoring, program planning, and skill development
  • advising and support for incoming international exchange students
  • advising support for nonimmigrant students, visiting scholars, and international faculty and staff
  • training and support for university departmental faculty and staff
  • skilled visa document production for nonimmigrant students, visiting scholars, and international faculty and staff
  • processing of all F-1, J-1, and H-1B immigration requests and benefits such as travel, employment requests, program extensions, change of status applications, dependent services, and transfer requests
  • providing useful information sessions on various topics including immigration subjects, academic advising, and special program advising.