January 23, 2024: Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, the International Scholar Services team will be open for in-person services only beginning 10 am today. If you have questions or concerns, please email intlscholars@purdue.edu. Virtual, email and telephone services are unaffected by this. 

Email  IntlScholars@Purdue.edu

The fastest way to communicate with us is by sending an email to IntlScholars@Purdue.edu.

Please note - ISS@Purdue.edu is the email address for the international student services team. They cannot answer questions from international scholars. 

Phone  765.496.0653

NOTE: The International Scholar Services team CANNOT answer questions about OPT (Optional Practical Training) or about any action relating to Form I-20s. You MUST contact the International Student Services team at 765-494-5770. If you call with questions about OPT or I-20s, we will direct you to International Student Services and end the conversation.

Scholars can call any weekday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to talk with someone in our office.  If you want to talk to a counselor directly, call between the hours of 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. 

Phone calls are best suited to briefer discussions of ten minutes or less. Longer conversations are better suited to scheduled appointments - see below for instructions. 

International Scholar Services focuses solely on supporting requests by Purdue for H-1B, E-3, TN, O-1 or Purdue-sponsored employment-based permanent residence.

Meet with an International Scholar Counselor

Virtual "Drop-In" Office Hours

Drop-in discussions are best suited to briefer discussions of ten minutes or less. Longer conversations are better suited to scheduled appointments - see below for instructions. 

  • Virtual Drop-In hours via Zoom  Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m. 


  • In-person Drop-in Hours Monday - Thursday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NOTE: No Drop-In Meetings on Friday!!

155 S. Grant Street, Fifth Floor, West Lafayette IN 47907

Please introduce yourself to the Front Desk as a Scholar. You will be asked to wait in our waiting room. A counselor will come out to meet with you as soon as they are available.

Schedule an Appointment


Appointments may be booked for up to 20 minutes, or up to 50 minutes. 

Please access our Bookings tool to schedule your appointment using the QR Code.

Please note  the appointment will be with the assigned counselor for the day.

It is not possible to select the counselor with whom you will meet. 




Emergency Contact Number

International faculty, staff, postdocs and scholars who are currently at Purdue and who have an emergency situation, such as a lost or stolen passport, may call for assistance when the ISS office is not open for business.

Prospective or arriving international scholars may not use this number to inquire about the status of the issuance of a Form DS 2019 or Form I-797.

Please do not use the emergency phone number to inquire about travel signatures or lost or forgotten DS-2019.  Email your inquiry to intlscholars@purdue.edu and we will respond as soon as we return to the office.

After Hours-Emergency Phone: (765) 491-6759

The emergency phone line is not monitored during normal business hours or between the hours of 10:00 PM EST and 7:00 AM EST.