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What We Do

  • We advise and support the university's international community of students and scholars.
  • We work with relevant government agencies on matters relating to our international community.
  • We strive to educate and collaborate with university colleagues.
  • We advocate on behalf of our population regarding immigration, cross-cultural and personal matters.
  • We contribute to intercultural awareness via educational, social and cross-cultural programming.

Location and Hours

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is located on the first floor of Coxe Hall, between Lamberton Hall and Williams Hall.

Our on-campus mailing address is Coxe Hall 102, OISS. Our off-campus mailing address is 32 Sayre Drive, Coxe Hall, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

You can also contact us at (610) 758-4859 or

OISS is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  OISS requests that you wear your face mask when visiting our office.

Scheduling an Appointment

We are unable to accomodate walk-ins at this time. To meet with an advisor, please schedule an appointment in iHome (under General Services). 

Facts and Figures

  • Roughly 1,000 international students and scholars are proud to call Lehigh home.
  • The leading countries of origin for students and scholars are China, India and Iran
  • Lehigh’s international population is mostly concentrated in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Business and Economics.
  • The majority of the university’s international population holds an F-1 visa.

OISS Annual Reports

Fall 2021 International Enrollment Report (pdf)

Fall 2020 International Enrollment Report (pdf)

Fall 2019 International Enrollment Report (pdf) 

Fall 2018 International Enrollment Report (pdf)

Fall 2017 International Enrollment Report (pdf)