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Office of International Students and Scholars News

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) assists incoming and current international students and scholars, and their families, to make smooth transitions at UNLV.

Current International Students and Scholars News

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People | August 13, 2021

Civil engineering doctoral student George William Kajjumba on his journey from Uganda, diversity in STEM, and what it means to represent UNLV at national and global events.

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People | June 13, 2018

This aspiring "world-improvement strategist" hopes that studying in Israel will help her gain a more in-depth perspective on Middle East conflicts and allow her to improve her Arabic.

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Campus News | June 1, 2017

Three UNLV students win coveted nationally competitive grants to study, research, and teach abroad.

Marianna Panossi
People | June 20, 2016

Once an immigrant herself, the director of UNLV's office of international students and scholars knows first-hand about the challenges her clients face. And it doesn't hurt that she is fluent in six languages.

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Campus News | May 15, 2015

Five UNLV students selected for prestigious international scholarship program.

International Students and Scholars In The News

Las Vegas Sun
February 6, 2017

UNLV was one of nearly 600 colleges and universities represented in a letter sent Friday to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expressing concern over President Donald Trump's immigration executive order signed a week ago, according to the American Council on Education.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 2, 2017

There are a lot of people with questions about the president's travel restrictions, including students at UNLV.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 1, 2017

UNLV President Len Jessup wrote to students and faculty over the weekend that rapid changes to immigration policy have created uncertainty but assured the campus they're following all developments very closely.

Las Vegas Sun
August 29, 2014

Las Vegas has become a desirable place for foreign students to study and work.

Recent International Students and Scholars Accomplishments

February 1, 2015
Susan Thompson (International Programs) was given the Ron Moffatt Award for Peace and Social Justice for her dedication to international education and the academic and cultural exchange of students and research by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region XII, at its annual conference in November.
February 1, 2015
Ryan Larsen (International Programs) was given the Outstanding Service in International Education Award for his dedication to study abroad by NAFSA: Association of International Educators at the Region XII annual conference in November.