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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.

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

  • Nearly 1,100 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 2020 International Enrollment Report (pdf)

Fall 2019 International Enrollment Report (pdf) 

Fall 2018 International Enrollment Report (pdf)

Fall 2017 International Enrollment Report (pdf)