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Resources for International Students

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) provides immigration advising to more than 1,000 non-immigrant students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 visa statuses. This office is located at DePaul's Loop Campus in the DePaul Center (1 E. Jackson Blvd.). For more information, including hours of operation, visit the ISS website, call (312) 362-8376 or email

English Language Academy

The English Language Academy (ELA) offers a number of workshops and elective courses to help international students gain the language and academic skills needed for university-level degree programs. The ELA is located at DePaul's Loop Campus in the Lewis Building (25 E. Jackson Blvd.). For additional information, visit, call (312) 362-6455 or email

Getting Involved at DePaul

Global Engagement offers a number of ways to be involved on campus and locally:

Click here to see more involvement opportunities​.

Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training

All international students in F-1 visa status are eligible for curricular practical training (CPT) and optional practical training (OPT) work authorization. CPT and OPT are available for most programs within the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. For more information about CPT and OPT, please contact your Kellstadt advisor. ​​

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